Kant and the Platypus by Umberto Eco

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Published by Vintage .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Modern fiction,
  • Western philosophy, c 1600 to c 1800,
  • French,
  • Philosophy

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9271352M
ISBN 10009927695X
ISBN 109780099276951

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But Kant and the Platypus was Kant and the Platypus book real disappointment. First, the reference to Kant is rather misleading, for Kant's work is reviewed rather summerally and reduced to an absurdity. Kant's categories of cognition are not geared towards semiotics as such, but towards formal logical operations, the space time structure of thinking/5(4).

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kant and the Platypus book. Learn more. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle by: 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/5. In Kant and the Platypus, the renowned semiotician, philosopher, and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum explores the question of how much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources/5(2).

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/5(10).

In Kant and the Platypus, the renowned semiotician, philosopher, and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum explores the question of how much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic by:   In Kant and the Platypus, the renowned semiotician, philosopher, and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum explores the question of how much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources.4/5(4).

Kant And The Platypus: Essays On Language And Cognition, by Umberto Eco I happen to like much of what I have read from Umberto Eco [1], and this book is no exception to that general enjoyment. Unlike many people in his field, Eco had a firm grasp of.

Kant and the Platypus: Essays. Consider the platypus. With its famous molelike body carrying a beaver's tail and a duck's beak, the beast confounded the first Western scientists who studied it in   - Buy Kant And The Platypus book online at best prices in India on Read Kant And The Platypus book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders.4/5(12).

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/5(4).

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition "Presented with mock solemnity and written with grace and wit, the book is a genuine work of scholarship that is also a pleasure to read.-Newsweek "Witty and stylish."-The New York Times "A book no self-respecting dreamer should be without."-The Economist.

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Open : All (and probably more than) you ever wanted to know about how cognitive linguistics and semiotics have risen to the challenge of Kant's Copernican Revolution in philosophy. 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. Kant And The Platypus. Umberto Eco; Formats & editions.

EBook. 27 Nov Paperback. 6 Oct Buy from Amazon Apple Books Google Play Kobo Booktopia View all online retailers. A playful collection of philosophical critiques from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery.

In Kant and the Platypus, the renowned semiotician, philosopher, and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum explores the question of how much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources/5(3).

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First, the reference to Kant is rather misleading, for Kant's work is reviewed rather summerally and reduced to an absurdity. Kant's categories of cognition are not geared towards semiotics as such, but towards formal logical operations, the space time structure of thinking/5(13).

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"Full of jokes, conundra and startling insights Eco has both moved with the times and moved his discipline along Few will come to Kant and the Platypus for a bulletin on the world of literary theory what the general reader will find here is an extraordinary mind at play" (Sunday Times) "A typical Eco book in its scope and vastness of ambition.4/5(12).

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Get this from a library. Kant and the platypus: essays on language and cognition. [Umberto Eco] -- "In these essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth such subjects as perception, the relationship between language and experience, and iconism that he only touched on in A Theory of Semiotics. Forgoing a.

Kant and the Platypus Essays (Book): Eco, Umberto: How do we know that a cat is a cat. Why do we agree on calling the beast a cat. Interesting questions, but an even more intriguing question lies at the heart of all modern philosophy-how much of our perception of things depends on our cognitive ability and how much on linguistic resources.

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Anyone familiar with Eco the novelist or essayist might well be dismayed by Kant and the Platypus, for this new book returns to his preoccupations of the s and s--to semiotics and cognitive semantics.

As such, it can be a daunting volume (the initial chapter, for example, riffs on the numerous philosophical concepts of being).4/5(14). How do we know a cat is a cat and why do we call it a cat. An "intriguing and often fascinating" look at words, perceptions, and the relationship between them (Newark Star-Ledger).In Kant and the Platypus, the renowned semiotician, philosopher, and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum explores the question of how much of our perception of things is based on.

Get this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | iBooks. See more books recommended by: Nassim Nicholas Taleb. See more books written by: Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen. Sources. Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition - Amazon Reviews.

Get this from a library. Kant and the platypus: essays on language and cognition. [Umberto Eco] -- "How we know that a cat is a cat is a nice philosophical poser, and has been since the time of Plato. Why we should all agree on calling the animal a cat is equally interesting, yet it throws up the.

Kant or the platypus. some other important distinctions, such as that between an elephant and an armadillo, between a bachelor and a tiger, or the essential one, between a wife and a hat. Can you see where this separation path, between the significant and the signifier, we might add, between subject and object or between the being and.

Before we get to Kant or the platypus, the book begins with a chapter on Being. Here is a fairly typical sample, from p. As Heidegger says in Being and Time (§), angst constitutes the opening of being-there to its existence as being thrown for its own end; agreed, and the (grammatical) subject of this thrown being is the Dasein.

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. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Kindle Book. Kant y el ornitorrinco / Kant and the Platypus by Umberto Eco, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition (ISBN X) is a book by Umberto Eco which was published in Italian as Kant e. Given the premise (namely, what would Immanuel Kant, who helmed cognitive philosophy’s turn away from the rationalist-empiricist debate that so dominated the early-Enlightenment discussion, have done had he come upon a platypus), it’s almost disappointing that Eco’s piece is a work of philosophy of mind, rather than fiction.

Umberto Eco undertakes a series of idiosyncratic and typically brilliant explorations, starting from the perceived data of common sense, from which flow an abundance of 'stories' or fables, often with animals as protagonists, to expound a clear critique of Kant, Heidegger and Peirce. In Kant and the Platypus, the renowned semiotician, philosopher, and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum explores the question of how much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources.1/5.

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