The Search for the Perfect Languageby Umberto Eco, James Fentress, Jacques Le Goff
The idea that there once existed a language which perfectly and unambiguously expressed the essence of all possible things and concepts has occupied the minds of philosophers, theologians, and mystics for at least two millennia. This book investigates the history of that idea, and of its profound influence on European thought, culture and history.
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Umberto Eco was born in Alessandria in 1932 and has been Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna since 1975 and the President of the International Center for Semiotic and Cognitive Studies at the Universityu of San Marino since 1988. His books include The Name of the Rose (1980), Foucault's Pendulum (1988) and the more recent works include Semiotics and Philosophy of Lanaguage (1984) and The Limits of Interpretation (1990).
- Bologna, Italy
- Date of Birth:
- January 5, 1932
- Date of Death:
- February 19, 2016
- Place of Birth:
- Alessandria, Italy
- Ph.D., University of Turin, 1954
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