I am trying to understand John Deely's semiotics. He says two things in Introducing Semiotic which seem wrong to me:
1. 'Aristotle divides being into substance and accidents.' Surely Dr. Deely means matter
and form, here. Whether someone is more or less tanned (accident) is not as interesting
or basic as what a person is (form) and what a person is composed of (material cause).
2. 'John of St Thomas's ontological and transcendental relations are
exhaustive and exclusive, but are experienced directly unlike
Aristotle's 2 categories' (v. questione primo, above). Relation is never experienced directly but
via common sense, surely.
But I probably am not understanding something in each case. I am not a philosopher, but a counselor, trying to educate myself. Any help would be much appreciated!