Volume 10, 2007
Ancient and Modern Philosophy
From the Light of the Soul to the Conventional Sign
Mind and Language in Early Modern Philosophy
The objective of this paper is to analyze the appeal to the notion of the light of the soul as a commonplace in theories of knowledge from the Renaissance to early 18th century philosophy, showing that language will only become a central subject for philosophy with the progressive criticism of the powers of the intellect, especially intuitive thought.