Friday, January 27, 2006

Got it?

"...every sign is also a thing, for that which is not a thing is nothing at all; but not every thing is also a sign. And this in this distinction between things and signs, when we speak of things, we shall so speak that, although some of them may be used to signify something else, this fact shall not disturb the arrangement we have made to speak of things as such first and of signs later. We should bear in mind that now we are to consider what things are, not what they signify beyond themselves."
~ Augustine of Hippo

4 comments:

Amber said...

Damn, that's a good one. I found this today, in Aristotle's Rhetoric: "...and often they do not insist that it is not unjust..."

Jessie said...

hahaha! i glossed right over that one! :)-

Froyd said...

I am SO glad I am done with that class.

Tiffany said...

Augustine was my favorite reading. Of all of them, it seemed the most useful.