Argomenti Scelti Di Glottologia E Linguistica

Autore: Antonio Romano
ISBN: 9788872415672
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The Search For The Perfect Language

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780006863786
Grandezza: 67,30 MB
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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, mystics and others for at least two millennia. This is an investigation into the history of that idea and of its profound influence on European thought, culture and history. From the early Dark Ages to the Renaissance it was widely believed that the language spoken in the Garden of Eden was just such a language, and that all current languages were its decadent descendants from the catastrophe of the Fall and at Babel. The recovery of that language would, for theologians, express the nature of divinity, for cabbalists allow access to hidden knowledge and power, and for philosophers reveal the nature of truth. Versions of these ideas remained current in the Enlightenment, and have recently received fresh impetus in attempts to create a natural language for artificial intelligence. The story that Umberto Eco tells ranges widely from the writings of Augustine, Dante, Descartes and Rousseau, arcane treatises on cabbalism and magic, to the history of the study of language and its origins. He demonstrates the initimate relation between language and identity and describes, for example, how and why the Irish, English, Germans and Swedes - one of whom presented God talking in Swedish to Adam, who replied in Danish, while the serpent tempted Eve in French - have variously claimed their language as closest to the original. He also shows how the late eighteenth-century discovery of a proto-language (Indo-European) for the Aryan peoples was perverted to support notions of racial superiority. To this subtle exposition of a history of extraordinary complexity, Umberto Eco links the associated history of the manner in which the sounds of language and concepts have been written and symbolized. Lucidly and wittily written, the book is, in sum, a" tour de force" of scholarly detection and cultural interpretation, providing a series of original perspectives on two thousand years of European History. The paperback edition of this book is not available through Blackwell outside of North America.

Family Sayings

Autore: Natalia Ginzburg
Editore: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559700276
Grandezza: 31,13 MB
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Songs Of The Women Troubadours

Autore: Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 0815308175
Grandezza: 62,79 MB
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This work offers translations of some 30 poems by the Trobairitz, a remarkable group of women poets from the 12th and 13th centuries, who composed in the style and language of the troubadors. Accessible both to scholars and general readers.

The Essence Of Nihilism

Autore: Emanuele Severino
Editore: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784786136
Grandezza: 16,20 MB
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A groundbreaking classic of contemporary philosophy for the first time in English translation Between 1961 and 1970, Emanuele Severino was subjected to a thorough investigation by the Vatican Inquisition. The “fundamental incompatibility” identified between his thought and Christian doctrine ejected him from his position as Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University in Milan. The Essence of Nihilism, published in 1972, was the first book to follow his expulsion, and it established Severino’s preeminent position within the the constellation of contemporary philosophy. In this groundbreaking and classic book—now for the first time available in English—Severino reinterprets the history of Western philosophy as the unfolding of “the greatest folly,” that is, of the belief that “things come out of nothing and fall back into nothing.” According to Severino, such a typically Western understanding of reality has resulted in a conviction that there is a radical “nothingness” to existence. In turn, this justifies the treatment of the world as an object of exploitation, degradation and destruction. To move beyond Western nihilism, suggests Severino, we must first of all “return to Parmenides.” Joining forces with the most venerable of Greek philosophers, Severino confutes nihilism’s “path of night”, and develops a new philosophy grounded on the principle of the eternity of reality and of every single existent thing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Compendious Syriac Grammar

Autore: Theodor Nöldeke
Editore: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 9781575060507
Grandezza: 64,23 MB
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Italian Architecture

Autore: Andrew Hopkins
ISBN: 9780500203613
Grandezza: 19,16 MB
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The years from 1520 to 1630 were crucial in the development of Western architecture, but to label as Mannerist the transition from Michelangelo's "licentious" New Sacristy in Florence to Borromini's innovative S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane is coming to seem unduly simplistic. In this carefully researched and original study, Andrew Hopkins examines the century's changing functional demands, the political forces, the patronage system, and local traditions. Exploring a wide range of Italian buildings (including those outside the major urban centers), he introduces us to dozens of neglected architects whose works will come as a revelation. By 1630, architecture had taken on a new dynamism that would soon conquer Italy, Europe, and the New World: the baroque. 209 b/w illustrations.

Developing Number Concepts Addition And Subtraction

Autore: Kathy Richardson
Editore: Dale Seymour Publication
ISBN: 9780769000596
Grandezza: 68,41 MB
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Developing number concepts (grades prep-2) :DS21882.