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On the Shoulders of Giants

Author: Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the Shoulders of Giants collects previously unpublished essays from the last fifteen years of Umberto Eco’s life. With humor and erudition, one of the great contemporary thinkers takes on the roots of Western culture, the origin of language, the nature of beauty and ugliness, the imperfections of art, and the lure of mysteries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eco, Umberto
On the Shoulders of Giants
Cambridge : Harvard University Press,c2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen
ISBN: 0674242262 9780674242265
OCLC Number: 1122918025
Description: 1 online resource (337 p.)
Contents: On the shoulders of giants --
Beauty --
Ugliness --
The absolute and the relative --
Beautiful flame --
The invisible --
Paradoxes and aphorisms --
Untruths, lies, falsifications --
On some forms of imperfection in art --
Some revelations on secrecy --
Conspiracy --
Representations of the sacred.
Other Titles: Sulle spalle dei giganti.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen.

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On the Shoulders of Giants collects previously unpublished essays from the last fifteen years of Umberto Eco’s life. With humor and erudition, one of the great contemporary thinkers takes on the roots of Western culture, the origin of language, the nature of beauty and ugliness, the imperfections of art, and the lure of mysteries.

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