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Kant And The Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

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Kant And The Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

By  Umberto Eco , Translated by  Alastair McEwen
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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.

UMBERTO ECO (1932–2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including The Name of the Rose,The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy’s highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

ISBN: 9780156011594

ISBN-10: 9780156011594

Publisher: HarperVia

Publication Date: 11/09/2000 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/09/2000 - 12:00am

Pages: 480

Language: English


Literary Criticism / Semiotics & Theory

Literary Criticism / Comparative Literature

Literary Criticism / Drama