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Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, ©2000.
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"In these essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth such subjects as perception, the relationship between language and experience, and iconism that he only touched on in A Theory of Semiotics. Forgoing a formal, systematic treatment, Eco engages in a series of explorations based on common sense, from which flow an abundance of illustrative fables, often with animals as protagonists. Among the characters, a position of  Read more...
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Eco, Umberto.
Kant and the platypus.
New York : Harcourt Brace, c2000
(OCoLC)647693460
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0151004471 9780151004478
OCLC Number: 41326537
Description: viii, 464 p. : ill. ; 24cm.
Contents: On being --
Kant, Peirce and the platypus --
Cognitive types and nuclear content --
The platypus between dictionary and encyclopedia --
Notes on referring as contract --
Iconism and hypoicon.
Other Titles: Kant e l'ornitorinco.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen.
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"Umberto Eco's essays read like letters from a friend, trying to share something he loves with someone he likes." -San Francisco Review of Books

 
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