From the tree to the labyrinth : historical studies on the sign and interpretation / Umberto Eco ; translated by Anthony Oldcorn.

"The way we create and organize knowledge is the theme of From the Tree to the Labyrinth, a major achievement by one of the world's foremost thinkers on language and interpretation. Umberto Eco begins by arguing that our familiar system of classification by genus and species derives from t...

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Main Author: Eco, Umberto
Other Authors: Oldcorn, Anthony (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Online Access:Click for online access
Uniform Title:Dall'albero al labirinto.
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1 From the Tree to the Labyrinth
  • 2 Metaphor as Knowledge: Aristotle's Medieval (Mis)Fortunes
  • 3 From Metaphor to Analogia Entis
  • 4 The Dog That Barked (and Other Zoosemiotic Archaeologies)
  • 5 Fakes and Forgeries in the Middle Ages
  • 6 Jottings on Beatus of Liébana
  • 7 Dante between Modistae and Kabbalah
  • 8 The Use and Interpretation of Medieval Texts
  • 9 Toward a History of Denotation
  • 10 On Llull, Pico, and Llullism
  • 11 The Language of the Austral Land
  • 12 The Linguistics of Joseph de Maistre
  • 13 On the Silence of Kant
  • 14 Natural Semiosis and the Word in Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed (I promessi sposi)
  • 15 The Threshold and the Infinite: Peirce and Primary Iconism
  • 16 The Definitions in Croce's Aesthetic
  • 17 Five Senses of the Word "Semantics," from Bréal to the Present Day
  • 18 Weak Thought versus the Limits of Interpretation
  • References
  • Index.