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The search for the perfect language

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1995.
Series: Making of Europe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0631174656 9780631174653
OCLC Number: 30814610
Description: x, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Adam to "Confusio Linguarum" --
The kabbalistic pansemioticism --
The perfect language of Dante --
The "Ars Magna" of Raymond Lull --
The monogenetic hypothesis and the mother of tongues --
Kabbalism and Lullism in modern culture --
The perfect language of images --
Magic language --
Polygraphies --
A "Priori" philosophical languages --
George Dalgarno --
John Wilkins --
Francis Lodwick --
From Leibniz to the "Encyclopedie" --
Philosophic language from the Enlightenment to today --
The international auxiliary languages --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Making of Europe.
Other Titles: Ricerca della lingua perfetta nella cultura europea.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated by James Fentress.

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