Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

Umberto Eco


How will we understand a cat is a cat? And why can we name it a cat? How a lot of our notion of items is predicated on cognitive skill, and what kind of on linguistic assets? right here, in six impressive essays, Umberto Eco explores extensive questions of truth, notion, and adventure. Basing his rules on logic, Eco stocks an enormous wealth of literary and historic wisdom, referring to matters that have an effect on us on a daily basis. without delay philosophical and a laugh, Kant and the Platypus is a travel of the realm of our senses, advised through a grasp of figuring out what's actual and what's not.

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