By Willard Sterne Randall, Nancy Nahra
Andrew Carnegie led a unprecedented lifestyles. He was once the very embodiment of the yank dream - a Scottish immigrant who fled the grinding poverty of his place of origin to begin anew in the United States. He grew to become the wealthiest guy on the planet, then, on the finish of his existence, gave all of it away. He considered himself as labor's maximum champion; in time, hard work considered him as their such a lot detested enemy. This short-form e-book stocks his impressive tale.
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35 This navigation between seemingly separate systems of signification, discussed in medieval semiological theory, drives medieval allegorization. To this extent, “twelfth-century allegorization [ . . ”36 Whitman takes the viewpoint that this process does more than attempt to verify concepts through appeal to the auctores. 37 Whitman suggests that this division between the pagan and Christian significations of a figure further complicates the expression of concepts in medieval allegories. He provides various examples which could be attached to the sun as an example of divine signification.
Longinus’ On the Sublime, importantly, shows that the sublime is not a strictly modern concept. The presence or absence of the sublime is linked to the philosophical conditions and aesthetic preoccupations of different eras. S. Lewis, for instance, denies the sublime as an aesthetic category available to the medieval imagination. He centralizes, instead, beauty and the sacramental symbol. In The Discarded Image, Lewis employs exactly this image of the contemplation of the night sky to articulate the primary distinction between the medieval and modern conceptualization of the infinite.
Indeed, the symbolic interpretation of language is no less venerable than the symbolism of number. But antique studies of rhetoric did not give rise to a cosmic symbolism comparable to Pythagorean mathematics and number theory, the reason being inherent in the respective possibilities of number and language as images of perfection. Nevertheless, belief in the symbolic value of revered texts was part of the classical heritage of the Christian Middle Ages. 19 Allegory thus serves as the semiotic system par excellence.
Andrew Carnegie: From Rags to Richest (American Lives) by Willard Sterne Randall, Nancy Nahra