Book #46198

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco, Tr. Alastair McEwan
Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Umberto Eco, Tr. Alastair McEwan.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [ii], viii, [2], 464, [4] pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 2000.
ISBN: 0151004471

A bright first edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with lightly bumped corners in alike edgeworn dust-jacket.

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 Italian by Alastair McEwen.

Price: $30.00

Author Bio

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot, England on June 21, 1948. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize six times, winning the 1998 award for his novel Amsterdam. His novel Atonement received considerable acclaim. Time Magazine named it the best novel of 2002, it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and it was made into the 2007 major motion picture, starring Keira Knightly and James McAvoy. In 2008, McEwan was listed as one of “The Fifty Greatest British Writers since 1945”.