Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “Umberto Eco”

The Three Astronauts: Umberto Eco’s Lovely Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book About the Role of Space Exploration in World Peace
The Three Astronauts: Umberto Eco’s Lovely Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book About the Role of Space Exploration in World Peace

An American, a Russian, and a Chinese walk into a semiotic space rocket.

read article

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.

read article

The Bomb and the General: Umberto Eco’s Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book About Peace and Environmental Wakefulness
The Bomb and the General: Umberto Eco’s Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book About Peace and Environmental Wakefulness

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

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I receive a small percentage of its price. Privacy policy.