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....
|Title||:||Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Mariner Books Auflage 1 9 November 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||480 Seiten|
|File Size||:||692 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition Reviews
YOU MUST OWN THIS BOOK. WHAT IS A BOOK IF YOU DON'T OWN THE BOOK. IS THE BOOK YOURS? DOES THE BOOK EXIST WHEN YOU RETURN IT? IF YOU SIMPLY BUY THE BOOK THEN YOU WILL ARTFULLY DODGE THESE PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS AND BE ABLE TO SPEND MORE TIME ENJOYING THE GENIUS OF THE AUTHOR. SO BUY THIS BOOK. IT BELONGS ON THE SHELF OF ANY PHILOSOPHER OR PSEUDO-PHILOSOPHER. SIMPLY CLICK ON THE PURCHASE BUTTON AND THIS BOOK WILL BE SENT TO YOUR HOME. JUST THINK OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL ENLIGHTENMENT THIS BOOK WILL PROVIDE. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
I am a student at Rutgers University and this novel is the crown jewel of the philosophy program. Enchanting and mystical, this book is to the field of philosophy of language what the Bible is to Christians. Umberto Eco is to philosophy of language and cognition as Henry Kissinger is to foreign policy. Kant and the Platypus is as easy to read as USA Today, but is as powerful as a yoga session. You simply must own it.
Eco dazzles us with this great work on cognition and language ... What is a platypus? If X is a platypus and Y is a platypus but X <> Y, then can we legitimately call both X and Y platypuses? Not all platypuses are the same .... Similarly, what is a book? Kant and the Platypus is a book and a trashy novel is a book but they are not the same. In fact, this is not just a book but a great book!
What is the boundary between cognition and mere philosophy of language? What is the role of language in cognition? What is the platypus' place in a mammalian dominated world? These are just a few of the probing questions that Umberto Eco asks and brillantly answers in Kant and the Platypus. There should be no cognition issues involved in the purchase of this book: it simply is a must-own.
Since the beginning of recorded time, man has tried to answer deep philosophical issues. Who are we? Why are we here? To these, Eco adds the following ... What is a platypus? Is a platypus a platypus? ... To Eco, the platypus is not just a platypus but is a symbol for man's trials and tribulations. This is the best book I have ever read.
The genius of Eco shines threw Umberto has given a gift to the world in this master peace of a novel. He sows together cognition and language. He makes it accessible to those of average intelegance. The image of the platypus is well used thruout the book. Three cheers for Eco! Hip hip horay. Hip hip horay. Hip hip HORAY!
This book has touched my soul with philosophical insights that normally take years, if not decades, to acquire through reading opaque academic works. The genius of Senor Eco in 'Kant and the Platypus' has allowed me to expand my ken on the vast fields of philosophy of language and cognition.
Every once in a while a book comes along that is so stunning you just want to frame it so as to preserve it. This is that book. Don't judge this book by its title. A platypus title might suggest low-brow humor. Instead this is an unbelievable work. The best book I have ever read.