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Kant e l'Ornitorinco.

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ISBN-10: 015601159X

ISBN-13: 9780156011594

Edition: 1997

Authors: Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

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How do we know a cat is a cat? And why do we call it a cat? How much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources? Here, in six remarkable essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth questions of reality, perception, and experience. Basing his ideas on common sense, Eco shares a vast wealth of literary and historical knowledge, touching on issues that affect us every day. At once philosophical and amusing, Kant and the Platypus is a tour of the world of our senses, told by a master of knowing what is real and what is not.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100

Umberto Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5, 1932. He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Turin in 1954. His first book, Il Problema Estetico in San Tommaso, was an extension of his doctoral thesis on St. Thomas Aquinas and was published in 1956. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was published in 1980 and won the Premio Strega and the Premio Anghiar awards in 1981. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, and The Prague Cementary.