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The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966
The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966

How symbols become symbols, or what keeping atoms in harmony has to do with language acquisition.

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Umberto Eco on Lists and Making Infinity Comprehensible
Umberto Eco on Lists and Making Infinity Comprehensible

What Don Giovanni’s lovers have to do with the poetics of catalogues.

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