Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

by Umberto Eco

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | November 9, 2000 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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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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Published: November 9, 2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0547563787

ISBN - 13: 9780547563787

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Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

by Umberto Eco

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 9, 2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547563787

ISBN - 13: 9780547563787

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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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