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La discusión medieval sobre el significado primordial de la palabra

Journal article
Authors Ana Maria Mora-Márquez
Published in deSignis
Volume 25
Pages 77-88
ISSN 1578-4223
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
Pages 77-88
Language es
Keywords Signification; Propositional verification; Sign, formation of; Medie- val logic; Medieval semiotics
Subject categories Theoretical philosophy


In the fourteenth century, Duns Scotus tells us about a debate about the primor - dial significate of words – whether it is a thing or a concept. The present article shows that the origin of the debate can be traced back to the first half of the thirteenth century; that initially the debate involves problems of different nature; and that towards the end of the century some masters narrow the use of the notion of signification so as to leave it an explanatory role only in the semiotic domain.

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