Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

Umberto Eco


How can we recognize 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 sort of on linguistic assets? right here, in six extraordinary essays, Umberto Eco explores extensive questions of fact, belief, and adventure. Basing his rules on logic, Eco stocks an unlimited wealth of literary and ancient wisdom, referring to concerns that have an effect on us each day. right away philosophical and a laugh, Kant and the Platypus is a travel of the realm of our senses, instructed by means of a grasp of figuring out what's genuine and what's not.

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