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Universe of the Mind
A Semiotic Theory of Culture
Yuri M. Lotman
Introduction by Umberto Eco
Translated by Ann Shukman

A major book by one of the initiators of cultural studies.

"Universe of the Mind is an ambitious, complex, and wide-ranging book that semioticians, textual critics, and those interested in cultural studies will find stimulating and immensely suggestive." --Journ
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Paperback, 302 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Indiana University Press (first published 1990)
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One of the most astonishing books I have ever read. It is probably one of the most ambitious attempts at theorizing culture. Lotman's insights regarding parallels between human intelligence, text and culture is remarkable. A must read for anyone who cares about human culture and civilization.
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Yuri Mikhailovich Lotman (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Лотман, Estonian: Juri Lotman) – a prominent Soviet formalist critic, semiotician, and culturologist. Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. He was the founder of structural semiotics in culturology and is considered as the first Soviet structuralist by writing his book On the Delimitation of Linguistic and Philological Concepts of Structure ...more
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