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Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

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How do we know a cat is a cat? And why do we call it a cat? How much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources? Here, in six remarkable essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth questions of reality, perception, and experience. Basing his ideas on common sense, Eco shares a vast wealth of literary and historical knowledge, touching on issues that affect us every day. At once philosophical and amusing, Kant and the Platypus is a tour of the world of our senses, told by a master of knowing what is real and what is not.

About the Author

UMBERTO ECO is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the best-selling author of numerous novels and essays. He lives in Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156011594
Author:
Eco, Umberto
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.98 lb

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