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" I have never doubted the truth of signs, Adso; they are the only things man has with which to orient himself in the world. "
Umberto Eco and the Open Text: Semiotics, Fiction, Popular Culture - Page 116
by Peter Bondanella - 2005 - 236 pages
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Discourse and Behavior

J. Bilmes - History - 1986 - 225 pages
...intention is not a resource for the sociologist, but it is very much a topic. THE CONVENTIONAL APPROACH / have never doubted the truth of signs, Adso; they...I did not understand was the relation among signs. Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose The problem with the intentional theory of meaning is not that it...
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Law and Literature: Possibilities and Perspectives

Ian Ward - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 264 pages
...the extent of the essential uncertainty in William's condition, and, of course, in that of humankind: 'I have never doubted the truth of signs, Adso; they...did not understand was the relation among signs... I behaved stubbornly, pursuing a semblance of order, when I should have known well that there is no order...
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The Tatars of Crimea: Return to the Homeland : Studies and Documents

Edward Allworth - History - 1998 - 380 pages
...have never doubted the truth of signs," says a character in Umberto Eco's novel The Name of the Rose; "they are the only things man has with which to orient himself in the world."47 Appreciating the increasingly shared positive meaning attached to economic growth, mass education,...
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Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods: An Investigative Approach

Mark Balnaves, Peter Caputi - Social Science - 2001 - 257 pages
...... l could go on listing all the true things you discovered with the help of your learning ..." '1 have never doubted the truth of signs, Adso; they...has with which to orient himself in the world. What l did not understand was the relation among signs. l arrived at Jorge through an apocalyptic pattern...
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The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction

Martin Priestman - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 287 pages
...William stumbles upon the truth rather than arriving at it through a successful chain of deductions: "There was no plot," William said, "and I discovered...not understand was the relation among signs ... I behaved stubbornly, pursuing a semblance of order, when I should have known well that there is no order...
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Eco's Chaosmos: From the Middle Ages to Postmodernity

Cristina Farronato - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 246 pages
...Crosman, The Reader in the Text (Princeton, 1980), p. 9. 21 See Inge, Naming the Rose, pp. 162-3. 22 'I have never doubted the truth of signs, Adso; they...only things man has with which to orient himself in this world,' Eco, The Name of the Rose, p. 495. 23 See chapter 7 for a discussion of this point. 24...
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European Culture in a Changing World: Between Nationalism and Globalism

Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe - Political Science - 2004 - 275 pages
...[...]" And William, the protagonist in the same book says: "I have never doubted the truth of signs., they are the only things man has with which to orient...not understand was the relation among signs [...] I behaved stubbornly, pursuing a semblance of order, when I should have known well that there is no order...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...(1873) Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian novelist, 1830-1916 Italian historian and novelist, 19321 rbara Frietchie" 1. 41 (1863) Robert Whittington English grammarian, fl. 1521 1 [Of behaved stubbornly, pursuing a semblance of order, when I should have known well that there is no order...
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The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco - Fiction - 2006 - 560 pages
...learning. ...' 'I have never doubted the truth of signs, Adso; they are the only things man has with whieh to orient himself in the world. What I did not understand...relation among signs. I arrived at Jorge through an apoealyptie pattern that seemed to underlie all the erimes, and yet it was aeeidentaL I arrived at...
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