two couplets

“Thus, the distinction between what is relative secundum esse and what is so only secumdum dici is the first and the most fundamental analytical couplet of Poinsot’s Treatise. Since, moreover, the relative secundum esse unites under one (ontological) rationale the distinct orders of mind-independent and mind-dependent being, and so includes implicitly (analytically) the second fundamental couplet of the Treatise (ens reale/ens rationis), it does not seem too much to say that the systematic contrast of these two terms determines the conceptual architecture of the Treatise on Signs as a whole: eleven hundred years of Latin philosophizing are summarized and rendered aufgehoben in this application.” (John Deely. Editorial Afterword. Treatise on Signs. By John Poinsot. Trans. John Deely. St. Augustines Press; 2nd edition, 2013. p.477)

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