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Five Moral Pieces

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ISBN-10: 0156013258

ISBN-13: 9780156013253

Edition: 2001

Authors: Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

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Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's world. What good, he asks in a talk delivered during the Gulf War, does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is unstoppable and the enemy is always behind the lines? What makes news today, who decides how it will be presented, and how does the way it is disseminated contribute to the widespread disillusionment with politics in general? In the most personal of the essays, Eco recalls experiencing liberation…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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.

Introduction
Reflections on War
When the Other Appears on the Scene
On the Press
Ur-Fascism
Migration, Tolerance, and the Intolerable