Brown University

From the Tree to the Labyrinth: Historical Studies on the Sign and Interpretation

by Umberto Eco & Anthony Oldcorn, trans.
Harvard University Press, February 2014   ISBN: 978-067404918-5
Price: $39.95

"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…Moving effortlessly from analyses of Aristotle and James Joyce to the philosophical difficulties of telling dogs from cats, Eco demonstrates time and again his inimitable ability to bridge ancient, medieval, and modern modes of thought. From the Tree to the Labyrinth is a brilliant illustration of Eco's longstanding argument that problems of interpretation can be solved only in historical context."--publisher description

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