Kant and the Platypus – Umberto Eco

Kant and the Platypus – Umberto Eco

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A typical Eco book in its scope and vastness of ambition. In his hands, semiotics is transformed from a specialist branch of learning into a theory of everything

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Book Information

Book Author

Umberto Eco

Binding

Hardcover

Publisher

Secker & Warburg

Published Date

1999

Condition

Very Good (VG)

Condition Description

Dust jacket has edge wear and generally looks like lightly worn. A few small brown spots on dust jacket. The book has been read, but is in very good condition. The spine remains undamaged. Internally

ISBN-13

9780436410574

Weight (grams)

930

Shipping Weight (grams)

1180

 

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Description

How much do our perceptions of things depend on our cognitive ability, and how much on our linguistic resources? Where, and how, do these two questions meet? Umberto Eco undertakes a series of idiosyncratic and typically brilliant explorations, starting from the perceived data of common sense, from which flow an abundance of ‘stories’ or fables, often with animals as protagonists, to expound a clear critique of Kant, Heidegger and Peirce. And as a beast designed specifically to throw spanners in the works of cognitive theory, the duckbilled platypus naturally takes centre stage.

Umberto Eco (1932-2016) wrote fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, “The Name of the Rose”, was a major international bestseller. His other works include “Foucault’s Pendulum”, “The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino”, “The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana”, “The Prague Cemetery” and “Numero Zero” along with many brilliant collections of essays

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