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Author: Umberto; McEwen Alastair (tr.) Eco
ISBN: 0436410591
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Pages 132 pages
Publisher Secker & Warburg; First Edition edition (2001)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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eBook Five Moral Pieces download

by Umberto; McEwen Alastair (tr.) Eco


Be forewarned - if you are an Eco fan, you have probably already seen parts of this book

Be forewarned - if you are an Eco fan, you have probably already seen parts of this book. One of the essays was even included in last year's Belief or Nonbelief? Wait for the paperback or check this out at the library. Unless you're giving it as a gift, Five Moral Pieces isn't worth the price. 6 people found this helpful.

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UMBERTO ECO (1932–2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including The Name of the Rose,The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy

UMBERTO ECO (1932–2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including The Name of the Rose,The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy’s highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Библиографические данные. Umberto Eco. Перевод: Alastair McEwen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002.

by Umberto Eco · Alastair McEwen. Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's. by Antonio Tabucchi · Alastair McEwen.

Umberto Eco (Author), Alastair McEwen (Translator). ISBN-13: 978-0156013253.

com's Umberto Eco Author Page. His collections of essays include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. He has also written academic texts and children's books. Photography (c) Università Reggio Calabria.

Similar books and articles. Umberto Eco, Cinci scrieri morale/ Five Moral Writings. Moral Conviction and Disagreement: Getting Beyond Negative Toleration. Matthew Pianalto - 2011 - In Danielle Poe (e., Communities of Peace: Confronting Injustice and Creating Justice.

included in Eco's book Faith in Fakes. Storia delle terre e dei luoghi leggendari (Bompiani, 2013) – English translation by Alastair McEwen: The Book of Legendary Lands (2013). In 2012, Eco and Jean-Claude Carrière published a book of conversations on the future of information carriers. Eco criticized social networks, saying for example that "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community. but now they have the same right to speak.

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MarF
Good thoughts for the modern world today. Need more of thinkers like Eco in the 21st century.
Thorgaginn
Had to read these essays in college for an English class and the message within them stay with me still.

This is not the insight of American and it's not about American politics or history so there may be very obscure references that you may not know about but they do not cloud the message at all, so worry not. These are essays about, you guessed it, morality and ethics from the perspective of a well-respected intellectual.
Don't expect anything more than essays and you'll be fine. A bit of forewarning on my part for anyone looking to buy this.

The price is a bit steep at nearly $13 for a book that you can read in one sitting frankly. I wouldn't recommend buying it for the price, you can pick it up used for far cheaper. Mind you, I'm not saying this to cheapen the writing but in this day and age, $13 for a tiny collection of essays is ridiculous.

But this is one of those books that you'll always keep around and drag out now and then to give it a quick read, to reflect upon his well-constructed and brilliant arguments about things like compassion, history, and war. And why morality is a universal concept that is rational and with a reach that encompasses the world.

One of my favorite little 'books' by a very great mind.
Malalrajas
These are five essays previously written by Eco for various publications. Most of them are of interest to those who study European politics and cultural life. If you are not interested in the Italian press or post WWII Facism in Europe and are not familiar with some of the well known players, parts of these essays will make no sense to you.
However, the first essay, "Reflections on War," is worth the price. This essay was written about the first "gulf" war in Kuwait. Reading in now in a post-Iraq war frame is even more interesting. Eco predicts the neo-conservative view that active imposition of democracy by the developed nations will begin to occur in the middle east and elsewhere and he gives some brillant insight into this thinking.
The other essays have thoughts worth reading even if the topics are not your cup of tea. Like all of Eco's work, this is highly readable and not at all obtuse.
Sat
Umberto Eco is a really fascinating semiotician, philosopher, and literary critic. I really loved three essays of this book: "Reflections on War", "When the Other Appears on the Scene", and "Ur-Fascism". Each one touches an important subject that was valid when he wrote, and it is also very current. I really recommend this book.
Felolune
My wife gave me this book as a gift. I love Eco's writings, so I immediately began reading these essays. Be forewarned - if you are an Eco fan, you have probably already seen parts of this book. One of the essays was even included in last year's Belief or Nonbelief?
Wait for the paperback or check this out at the library. Unless you're giving it as a gift, Five Moral Pieces isn't worth the price.
Gholbirdred
While the book is on the pricey side, it contains some extremely relevant thought pieces for our world today.
The essays are meant to provoke further thinking on the subjects rather than provide any pat answers.
The essays on immigration and intolerance and the characteristics of fascism are particularly worth reading.
Yramede
I am a long time fan of Eco's non-fiction. The pieces were not billed as being related and they certainly aren't. They should have merely lived their short lives as speeches and newspaper articles and not been bound. For the Eco collector, go to original texts, not these translations.