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Kant and the Platypus by Umberto Eco

Kant and the Platypus by Umberto Eco
Kant and the Platypus by Umberto Eco
SKU: 220070008
Essays on Language and Cognition. Translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen.
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Price: PHP400.00
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Format: Trade Paperback

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear

Size: 6.0"x9.0"

Pages: 464pp, 1999 edition

Others: All defects if any are formulated into pricing. May or may not have previous store stickers. Items were inspected for writings/inscriptions but may still have missed some markings.


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.