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

Logic and the Art of Memory

The Quest for a Universal Language

By: Paolo Rossi, Stephen Clucas (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780485114683
Number Of Pages: 362

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A long-awaited 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'.

Translator's Introduction
Preface to the second edition
The Power of Images and the Places of Memoryp. 1
Encyclopaedism and Combinatoria in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 29
Theatres of the Worldp. 61
The Imaginative Logic of Giordano Brunop. 81
Artificial Memory and the New Scientific Method: Ramus, Bacon, Descartesp. 97
Encyclopaedism and pansophiap. 130
The Construction of a Universal Languagep. 145
The Sources of Leibniz's Universal Characterp. 176
The Liber ad memoriam confirmandam of Ramon Lullp. 195
An anonymous vernacular treatise of the fourteenth centuryp. 205
Two fifteenth-century manuscripts on the ars memorativap. 209
Documents on the activities of Pietro da Ravennap. 220
Three late sixteenth-century manuscripts on the ars memorativap. 225
Petrarch as teacher of the art of memoryp. 227
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ISBN: 9780485114683
ISBN-10: 0485114682
Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition