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