Book #15627

Kant And The Platypus: Essays On Language And Cognition - Uncorrected Proof

Umberto Eco
Kant And The Platypus: Essays On Language And Cognition - Uncorrected Proof. Umberto Eco.

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Advance Review Copy; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace, 2000.
ISBN: 0151004471

Uncorrected Proof Of the first American edition, Contursi A042d. Fine In Gray Matte Wraps. From the personal library of Eco bibliographer James Contursi.

This collection of essays is an erudite, detailed inquiry into the philosophy of mind and language. Professor Eco tackles Kant's question: How does the mind transform the manifold of sense perceptions into knowledge? As Eco puts it: What would Kant have done had he come upon a platypus? Translated from the original Italian languange by Alastair McEwen; viii, 464 pages.

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Author Bio

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa, 1980), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory.