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The Resource Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen

Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen

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Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition
Title
Kant and the platypus
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essays on language and cognition
Statement of responsibility
Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"How we know that a cat is a cat is a nice philosophical poser, and has been since the time of Plato. Why we should all agree on calling the animal a cat is equally interesting, yet it throws up the problem that lies at the heart of all modern philosophy: how much do our perceptions of things depend on our cognitive ability, and how much on our linguistic resources? Where, and how, do these two questions meet?" "Having decided against a systematic treatment of his subject, Umberto Eco undertakes a series of idiosyncratic explorations, starting from the perceived data of common sense, from which flow an abundance of 'stories' or fables, often with animals as protagonists, to expound a clear critique of Kant, Heidegger and Peirce. And, as a beast designed specifically to throw spanners in the works of cognitive theory, the duckbilled platypus naturally takes centre stage."--BOOK JACKET
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Eco, Umberto
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Semiotics
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Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-452) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • On Being
  • Ch. 2.
  • Kant, Peirce, and the Platypus.
  • p. 57
  • Ch. 3.
  • Cognitive Types and Nuclear Content.
  • p. 123
  • Ch. 4.
  • Platypus between Dictionary and Encyclopedia.
  • p. 224
  • Ch. 5.
  • Notes on Referring as Contract.
  • p. 280
  • Ch. 6.
  • Iconism and Hypoicon.
  • p. 337
  • Endnotes.
  • p. 393
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 433
  • Index.
  • p. 453
Control code
UCD-002012710
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 464 p.
Isbn
9780436410574
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Kant and the platypus : essays on language and cognition, Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-452) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • On Being
  • Ch. 2.
  • Kant, Peirce, and the Platypus.
  • p. 57
  • Ch. 3.
  • Cognitive Types and Nuclear Content.
  • p. 123
  • Ch. 4.
  • Platypus between Dictionary and Encyclopedia.
  • p. 224
  • Ch. 5.
  • Notes on Referring as Contract.
  • p. 280
  • Ch. 6.
  • Iconism and Hypoicon.
  • p. 337
  • Endnotes.
  • p. 393
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 433
  • Index.
  • p. 453
Control code
UCD-002012710
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 464 p.
Isbn
9780436410574
Other physical details
ill.

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