Texts, Pictures and Scores

Some Aspects of a Philosophy of Languages

by Marcello La Matina (Author)
©2002 Thesis 296 Pages
Series: Metalinguistica, Volume 14


In many fields of today’s scientific research there are scholars who deal with symbolic systems such as painting, music or verbal languages. No matter what the main content of every single discipline may be, the real challenge is to build up something like a general theory for languages. It is in this context that we may place the studies of some important philosophers such as János S. Petöfi and Nelson Goodman or – in another respect – Willard Orman Quine and Donald Davidson, who are taken into consideration by the author of this work. The book is organized by using an original mix of theoretical starting points (about the destinies of philology, translation, the theory of notation) and of practical text-analyses (of Greek music and of popular religious painting). The result of such a path is the outline of a new theory of sign and communication called 'editor theory’.


ISBN (Softcover)
Pictorial texts Translation Ancient Greek music
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. 296 pp.,16 fig., 2 tab.

Biographical notes

Marcello La Matina (Author)

The Author: Marcello La Matina carries out his program of research at the «Aglaia-Department for Greek, Latin and Musical Studies» at the University of Palermo. He also holds lectures in Philosophy and Theory of Languages at the University of Macerata. He has written books and articles on the fields of semiotics, the philosophy of language and Greek literature.


Title: Texts, Pictures and Scores