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George Dalgarno's Art of Signs ( Ars Signorum , 1661) was the first work in the seventeenth century to present a fully elaborated universal language constructed on philosophical principles. It contains a wealth of observations on human language and the nature of representation in general, and the author takes issue with leading philosophers of his day, notably Hobbes and Descartes, on epistemological and logical questions. By including the first complete English translation alongside the Latin, the present edition makes ...

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    • Title: George Dalgarno on Universal Language by David Cram; Jaap Maat
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic UK
    • Print ISBN: 9780198237327, 0198237324
    • eText ISBN: 9780191584589
    • Edition: 2001 1st edition
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