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

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

Part of the Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers S. Series


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

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.


'A pioneering work.'
Frances Yates

'The best history of universal languages.'
Hans Aarsleff

Umberto Eco

About the Author

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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Publication date

3rd January 2006


Paolo Rossi

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


362 pages


Philosophy of language
Philosophy: logic
Philosophy of mind



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