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Trattato di semiotica generale

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  792 ratings  ·  30 reviews
La prospettiva della semiotica estetologica o interpretativa di Umberto Eco muove dalla centralità del concetto di interpretazione formulato da Peirce in due direzioni: ridefinizione teorica ed epistemologica (conoscenza scientifica epistemologia) della semiotica; analisi della cultura e dei testi con particolare riferimento alla loro ricezione.
Paperback, Studi Bompiani, 408 pages
Published September 25th 1978 by Bompiani (first published 1975)
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Contains one of the best jokes I know. To paraphrase:

Two worn-out dogs with mangy coats run into a third dog on the streets of Moscow. This third dog has a gorgeous, shiny coat, and appears well-fed. The two dogs walk up to the third and ask, "How the hell did you get so much food? We're starving out here!" The third dog goes, "Well, there's this doctor Pavlov who runs this psychology institute. I walk in and he puts me in a warm room and rings a bell. All I have to do then is drool a little, an
Definitely targeted an an audience already familiar with linguistics theory - be prepared to use your dictionary and favorite translation program.

Deep, systematic theory of semiotics that breaks down into theories of code production and theories of sign production.

I used it in a graduate class as an intro to semiotics and it was way too specialist and detailed for the purposes for which we needed it. I think, after discussion, that my students still got a lot out of it as it enabled us to talk a
Extremely technical and demanding, not to mention a bit dry, this book is worth the effort if you are interested in philosophy of language and understanding ideas. I read it in a class on semiotics so I imagine it would be even harder flying solo. I have heard "misreadings" is more indicative of Eco's personality and writing than this book is.
Kirk Lowery
Before there was linguistics, there was semiotics.

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of language philosophy as the perfect counter point in which to observe what language does do rather than to meditate on how it does it. The other thing that is so refreshing about Eco is just how readable he is at the same time as conveying a great many very difficult concepts: Eco has no need to disguise ideas in murky rhetoric because he is a genuine intellectual who understands a great many complex phenomena.

There are of course many
Monica Castillo
It wasn't a hard reading, but of course you have to know about semiotics already. I found the notes and the introduction very helpful on how to read the book. I enjoy only the very firsts chaptera then it got a little boring and very technical but again, this is not a novel.
I won't say this is going to make a great movie.... And by all means avoid giving it as an anniversary gift to all but the most cerebral social misfits. But for those of who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing we like.
Rebecca Wood
This was a difficult read, I didn't finish it all the way and had to return it to the library. Many of the terms were not defined and had to be learned from repeated context. It is not an introductory book on the subject, but an argument developed in detail within the field. It was thought provoking, but I can't really recommend it as a good book to read while nursing - ACK!?! what on earth was I thinking!?!

I blogged about how this book relates to art:
Maria Maniaci
Impenetrable. But that's probably me and not him--he's brilliant, but I'm new to this and this is not a primer. I read it because I had to, at about 10 pages per hour, and they were very long hours.

It's a pet peeve of mine when someone is in essence lecturing on a topic and they slip in and out of foreign languages for paragraphs at a time, then go on to build their own arguements on the untranslated text. Of course if you're reading this of your own voilition, maybe you've already read everyth
A must for anyone studying Semiotics or Linguistics. Not a novel !
Ioannis Savvas
Πρόκειται για ένα εξαιρετικά απαιτητικό βιβλίο. Ο αναγνώστης πρέπει να είναι εξοικειωμένος με τη φιλοσοφική σκέψη και αντίληψη, καθώς και με θέματα γλωσσολογίας.
Muy buena obra de Eco....La semiótica se define como el estudio de los signos, su estructura y la relación entre el significante y el concepto de significado. Los alcances de la semiótica, de la misma manera que su relación con otras ciencias y ramas del conocimiento, son en extremo amplios
Robert Foschia
Do you need to know the intricacies of every counter- point Eco thinks if in terms of his theories? Hold this book two inches from your face because it demands you abandon the world. The last line is the only useful tidbit
Най-трудно завършената книга, която съм чел.
Изключителна широта на опита за систематизиране на семиотиката в един-единствен трактат.
Но определено не е за хода, които тепърва ще "се учат" какво е семиотика.
Sol Salinas
On symbols and meanings, the authoritative text. Would recommend any/all books by U. Eco
Umberto G. C.
yeah, uhm, Eco's irony is always so crassly insistent______but EHY, good.
Bye Bye Eco ! Merci pour tout ! -_-"
hiiiiiiiii "FINISH WITH THAT" !!!!"
Bryce Peake
I'm going to go back and read Hjemslev before trying this again...
Jesus Saldivia
This book's located in my "horror" shelf. I hated it.
Mario Peimbert
Pretty difficult book if you're starting in linguistic.
Semiótica. ¿Qué más puedo decir al respecto?
Excruciatingly hard to understand [dimmy]
Machala Machala
Very good book but a difficult read.
Sal Coraccio
This book makes me feel sooo stupid.
Michael A.
This is my current challenge.
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“Semiotics is in principle the discipline studying everything which can be used in order to lie. If something cannot be used to tell a lie, conversely it cannot be used to tell the truth: it cannot in fact be used "to tell" at all.” 13 likes
“C’è una nota storiella che narra come due cani si incontrino a Mosca; l’uno è grasso e ben pasciuto, l’altro magro e affamato. Il cane affamato domanda all’altro: “come fai a trovare da mangiare?” e l’altro, con abilità zoosemiotica, risponde: “facilissimo. Ogni mattina a mezzogiorno vado all’Istituto Pavlov e mi metto a sbavare; ed ecco che a quel punto arriva uno scienziato condizionato che suona un campanello e mi porta un piatto di zuppa”.” 0 likes
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