9 Jan


Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means…

– Umberto Eco

The author of The Name of the Rose was born on 5 / 1 / 1932.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Umberto Eco

Born 5 January 1932 (age 80)Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
Era 20th / 21st-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Semiotics
Notable ideas The “open work” (“opera aperta”)
General concepts
Biosemiotics ·Code
Computational semiotics
Connotation ·Decode
Denotation ·Encode ·Lexical
Literary semiotics ·Modality
Representation (arts) ·Salience
Semeiotic ·Semiosis ·Semiosphere
Semiotic elements & sign classes
Sign ·Sign relational complex
Sign relation ·Umwelt ·Value
Commutation test
Paradigmatic analysis
Syntagmatic analysis
Mikhail Bakhtin 

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