Logic and the Art of Memory The Quest for a Universal Language

by Paolo Rossi

Part of the Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers S. Series

Logic and the Art of Memory The Quest for a Universal Language Synopsis

A brilliant translation of this classic account of the art of memory and the logic of linkage and combination, the two traditions deriving from the Classical world and the late medieval period, and becoming intertwined in the 16th Century. From this intertwining emerged a new tradition, a grandiose project for an 'alphabet of the world' or 'Clavis Universalis'. Translated with an Introduction by Stephen Clucas.

Logic and the Art of Memory The Quest for a Universal Language Press Reviews

'A pioneering work.' Frances Yates 'The best history of universal languages.' Hans Aarsleff 'Bellissimo.' Umberto Eco

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826488619
Publication date: 3rd January 2006
Author: Paolo Rossi
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 362 pages
Categories: Philosophy of language, Philosophy: logic, Philosophy of mind,

About Paolo Rossi

Paolo Rossi is Emeritus Professor of the History of Philosophy at the University of Florence, and Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Stephen Clucas is lecturer in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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