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Serendipities : language & lunacy

Autor: Umberto Eco
Editorial: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1998.
Serie: Italian Academy lectures.
Edición/Formato:   Libro impreso : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Umberto Eco's latest work unlocks the riddles of history in an exploration of the "linguistics of the lunatic," stories told by scholars, scientists, poets, fanatics, and ordinary people in order to make sense of the world. Exploring the "Force of the False," Eco uncovers layers of mistakes that have shaped human history, such as Columbus's assumption that the world was much smaller than it is, leading him to seek  Leer más
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Tipo de documento Libro
Todos autores / colaboradores: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0231111347 9780231111348
Número OCLC: 39116569
Descripción: ix, 129 pages ; 24 cm.
Contenido: Force of falsity --
Languages in paradise --
From Marco Polo to Leibniz : stories of intellectual misunderstandings --
Language of the Austral Land --
Linguistics of Joseph de Maistre.
Título de la serie: Italian Academy lectures.
Otros títulos: Essays.
Responsabilidad: Umberto Eco ; translated by William Weaver.

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In a careful unraveling of the fabulous and the false, Eco shows us how serendipities----unanticipated truths----often spring from mistaken ideas. Eco uncovers layers of mistakes that have shaped  Leer más

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