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Serendipities : language & lunacy

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvest editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0156007517 9780156007511
OCLC Number: 41096087
Description: ix, 129 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The force of falsity --
Languages in paradise --
From Marco Polo to Liebniz --
The language of the Austral land --
The linguistics of Joseph De Maistre.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated by William Weaver.
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Serendipities is a careful unraveling of the fabulous and the false, a brilliant exposition of how unanticipated truths often spring from false ideas. From Leibniz's belief that the I Ching  Read more...

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"Examines, with wit and elegance, some of the many cases in which a mistaken belief has led to a sound result . . . Delightful."-The Atlantic Monthly "Rich in historical anecdotes . . . Throughout, Read more...

 
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