Book #29753

Kant e L'Ornitorinco [Kant And The Platypus] - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [xvi], 454, [16] pages
Publisher: Milano: Bompiani, 1997.
ISBN: 9788845228681

Price: $190.00

An attractive first printing of the first trade edition, Contursi A042b. Unread Fine condition in alike, light blue pictorial matte dust-wrapper.

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? Philosophic thought from ancient to contemporary philosophers (Charles Sanders Peirce in particular) is weighed and evaluated.

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.