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" The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or like a ladder, built to attain something. But afterward you must throw the ladder away, because you discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless. "
Umberto Eco and the Open Text: Semiotics, Fiction, Popular Culture - Page 116
by Peter Bondanella - 2005 - 236 pages
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Il nome della rosa

Umberto Eco - Fiction - 1983 - 502 pages
...erroneous order you still found something. . . ." "What you say is very fine, Adso, and I thank you. The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or...useful, it was meaningless. Er muoz gelichesame die leiter abewerfen, so er an ir ufgestigen ____ Is that how you say it?" "That is how it is said in my...
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Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction

Teresa De Lauretis - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 151 pages
...erroneous order you still found something. . . ." "What you say is very fine, Adso, and I thank you. The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or...useful, it was meaningless. Er muoz gelichesame die leiler abewerfen, so er an ir ufgestigen. ... Is that how you say it?" "That is how it is said in my...
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Nature and Spirit: An Essay in Ecstatic Naturalism

Robert S. Corrington - Philosophy - 1992 - 207 pages
...pursuing a semblance of order, when I should have known well that there is no order in the universe . . . The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or...discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless. 12 In the context of the murders in the abbey, William is guilty of imposing a religious and symbolic...
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Reading Eco: An Anthology

Rocco Capozzi - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 512 pages
...there is no order in the universe" (p. 488). And, recalling Wittgenstein's famous ladder, he adds: "The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or like a ladder, built to attain something. But afterwards you must throw the ladder away, because you discover that, even if it was useful, it was...
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The Promise of Green Politics: Environmentalism and the Public Sphere

Douglas Torgerson - Political Science - 1999 - 218 pages
...modernity throughout the story, William reaches (not surprisingly for Eco) a strikingly postmodern insight: "The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or...discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless" (492). Any cosmic ordering and mastering of the world to enhance prospects of security and survival...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel

Peter Bondanella, Andrea Ciccarelli - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 243 pages
...confirms his most nonmedieval belief in the chaos of the universe by referring to a famous passage from the Tractatus LogicoPhilosophicus of Ludwig Wittgenstein:...discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless . . . The only truths that are useful are instruments to be thrown away."17 It is also not surprising,...
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The Secret Spiritual World of Children: The Breakthrough Discovery that ...

Tobin Hart, PhD - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2010 - 312 pages
...Writer Umberto Eco's character William of Baskerville reflects on the process of knowledge building: "The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or...because you discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless."18 The very collapse and inevitable rebuilding of our worldview is a spiritual practice...
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The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco - Fiction - 2006 - 560 pages
...erroneous order you still found something. ...' 'What you say is very fine, Adso, and I thank you. The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or...something. But afterward you must throw the ladder away, beeause you diseover that, even it it was useful, it was meaningless. Er muoz geliehesame die leiter...
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