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  • Title: Five Moral Pieces
  • Author: Umberto Eco Alastair McEwen
  • ISBN: 9780156013253
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback

  • Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today s world What good does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is unstoppable and the enemyEmbracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today s world What good does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is unstoppable and the enemy is always behind the lines In the most personal of the essays, Eco recalls experiencing liberation from fascism in Italy as a boy, and examines the various historical forms of fascism, always with an eye toward such ugly manifestations today And finally, in an intensely personal open letter to an Italian cardinal, Eco reflects on a question underlying all the reflections in the book what does it mean to be moral or ethical when one doesn t believe in God
    Umberto Eco Alastair McEwen
    Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children s books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century A professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, Eco s brilliant fiction is known for its playful use of language and symbols, its astonishing array of allusions and references, and clever use of puzzles and narrative inventions His perceptive essays on modern culture are filled with a delightful sense of humor and irony, and his ideas on semiotics, interpretation, and aesthetics have established his reputation as one of academia s foremost thinkers.


    Commentaires:

    Jonfaith
    We shall not get out of this circle until it is decided that when exceptional events occur, humanity cannot afford to apply the laws currently in force, but must shoulder the responsibility of sanctioning new ones.Five Moral Pieces is another collection of Eco's essays and lectures, these are from the 1990s and as suggested by the title refer to plotting a moral course in a world revising its codes and transmitting mediums. The first few weren't encouraging, focusing o a new virtual definition f [...]

    Nawal Al-Qussyer
    دائما أردد مع نفسي: لاترفعي سقف توقعاتك لكتاب ما أي كتاب قد يتدخل ذلك في رؤيتك للكتاب إن كان أقل من سقف التوقعات فترينه لا يستحق الاهتمامهذا ماحدث معي حين قرأت دروس في الأخلاق لأمبرتو ايكو كنت أشعر بحماس لقرائته وأشعر أني على موعد مع وجبة فلسفية لذيذة حتى وإن كانت صعبة لكن للأ [...]

    Rise
    In his introduction, Umberto Eco writes that the five essays in this book are occasional pieces and ethical pieces. Their occasional nature arises from their being speeches given at some conference or articles commissioned for publication. Their ethical nature is what makes them moral pieces: “they treat of what we ought to do, what we ought not to do, and what we must not do at any cost.”What we ought to do, or what fans of Eco ought to, is read this short book – a mere 111 pages. I read [...]

    Diego
    Lo encontré por casa y me lo leí porque incluye el ensayo "El fascismo eterno", donde el bueno de Eco explica para universitarios americanos las características que definen el espíritu de un movimiento fascista. Por supuesto, se ha sacado a relucir con TROMP y demás, pero merece la pena notar que ni una sola vez usa la palabra "populismo". Gracias, Umberto. 5 estrellas.El resto de ensayos no están mal, pero producen la sensación insatisfactoria que daría leerlos en un periódico de hace [...]

    Haydar Almaateeq
    على أننا بعيدون عن الجو الإيطالي الثقاقي والسياسي والتاريخي، وهذه المقالات متأخرة زماناً عنا، إلا أنَّ الاستفادة من عملاق كـ امبرتو ايكو في مقالاته لا تخلو دائماً من واقعية يعيشها الجميع، المقالات تناولت حال الصحافة والسياسيين والإعلام، وأفضل المقالات الأنا والآخر حيث ين [...]

    فهد الفهد
    دروس في الأخلاق يتبين من التقييم أن الكتاب لم يعجبني كثيراً، حتى ولو كان ايكو هو مؤلفه، الكتاب عبارة عن مقالات خمسة، تتناول الحرب (حرب الخليج وحرب كوسوفو)، والفاشية والصحافة والأنا والآخر، والهجرة واللا تسامح.

    Ferda Nihat Koksoy
    BEŞ AHLAK YAZISI-ENTELEKTÜELLİK DÜRÜSTLÜK, gerçeğin inanılan şeklinin eleştirel olarak, hem de bağlılık ve yoldaşlık dinlemeyecek şekilde, doğrucu Davut misali, ortaya konmasıdır.-Artık SAVAŞ, çok uluslu kapitalizmin doğası gereği, savaşan cephelerde kalamaz; herkesin cephe gerisi düşmanları ve ortakları vardır. Bilgi teknolojisi hiçbir diktatörün kısıtlayamayacağı boyutta şeffaflığa zorlar. İktidarlar tek merkezli ve tek uluslu değildir; savaş, silah [...]

    Carlos
    Umberto Eco es uno de los pensadores más influyentes de finales del siglo XX y principios del XXI. Su visión y su discernimiento han abordado infinidad de temas, que van de la política y la religiosidad a los “mass media” y los cómics. Por ello, cuando se recuperan cinco textos –aparecidos antes como conferencias, artículos periodísticos o incorporados a otros libros– que versan sobre temas tan interesantes como actuales y apremiantes para este nuevo milenio, hay que abocarse a lee [...]

    Ahmed Eid
    مجموعة مقالات لم أحبها لم ترق لي فلسفة ايكو

    Hosam Diab
    هو وجبة خفيفة لا يستمر مذاقها في فمك أكثر من عدة دقائق، كالبسكويت المملح. هناك كتب أكثر عمقا وأهمية لإيكو. ينصح به بشدة لقراءات تخفيف العبء أو خلال الرحلات الطويلة.

    محمود أغيورلي
    مقتطفات من كتاب دروس في الاخلاق للكاتبر أمبرتو إيكو-------------إن المواجهة الاعلامية بين مكونات الاغلبية الناطقة كانت تشير الى ان كل طرف يستحق اتهامات الاخر فمناصروا الحرب وضرورتها نُعتوا بالمتدخلين الذين ما زالوا ينتمون الى المدرسة القديمة اما مناصرو الحل السلمي فكانوا يُته [...]

    Dustin
    Umberto Eco, Five Moral Pieces (New York: Harcourt, Inc 2001), translated by Alastair McEwen. Pp. 111. Hardcover $23.00.I had never read anything by Umberto Eco, and I knew that he is a leading thinker of our time. This was the book I picked up to read to acquaint myself with his philosophy and writing style.It's a fairly short book. It's comprised of five chapters, which are essentially five independent essays. The essays are: Reflections on War, When the Other Appears on the Scene, On the Pres [...]

    Alhaytham Alawdi
    دروس في الاخلاق تضع امامنا هذه المقالات لامبرتو ايكو قضايا هامة في حضارتنا ومجتمعنا البشري من خلال معالجة تحليلية ينثرها الكاتب وتعج بملاحظات عميقة في الغالب ولكن تشوبها الذاتية فهي تعبر رأيه وخصوصية المجتمع الايطالي فيما يتعلق بالصحافة والفاشية كايدلوجية نبتت في احضان ا [...]

    Tim
    I received this book by mistake from (had ordered another). There must be fate involved, so I read it.The book contains 5 essays by the spanish (oops, Italian) philosopher, Umberto Eco, of whom I've never heard of "Reflections on War", "When the Other appears on the scene","On the Press", "Ur-Fascism", and "Migration, Tolerance, and the Intolerable". Two of these caught my attention, not so much the others (my fault entirely I'm sure).When the Other appears on the scene is a reflection on whe [...]

    Philipp
    Very short collection of five essays around morality - two stand out in particular. The first essay "Reflections on War" tries to update Clausewitz's teachings with modern warfare. Eco "updates" the model of information flow in wartime, since nowadays it's not two big sources of information anymore. Instead, Eco models this flow as a neural network, where each interested party is a node in a network, with its own interests and impact on the entire network (machine learning says hi). This is a ve [...]

    Ricardo Serra
    O meu primeiro contacto com Umberto Eco foi com a obra "O Cemitério de Praga", e não correu nada bem. Iniciei a leitura deste livro com receio, a pensar que novamente me esperava uma leitura maçuda e fastidiosa, mas para grande surpresa minha gostei.Chamou-me a atenção nesta (pequena) obra, o facto de ser um livro de dissertações sobre temas actuais (à época em que foi escrito), onde o Autor nos presenteava com algumas considerações sociais e filosóficas sobre esses mesmo temas. Gost [...]

    Spencer Fancutt
    It hurt my head a bit. I enjoyed (?) the characteristics of Ur-Fascism, which were spookily familiar in the new US presidency. Interesting comments on Loyalty versus Truth, too. But on the whole, I found it hard work, and at times too parochial re. Italian matters to engage me fully. The discussion of the source(s) of morality could have been my favourite, but not as accessible to my little brain as I would have wished.

    James F
    Five essays on moral aspects of politics; one on war, one on nonreligious bases for morality, one on the press, one on the nature of fascism, and one on migration and intolerance. These were interesting mainly as showing where Eco is coming from; they were somewhat disappointing in that he basically just gave his opinions without any real argument for them, and in that (especially in the essay on the press) they were very specific to Italy.

    Devi
    Viele schlaue Sachen hat da der Umberto Eco geschrieben mit manchen Sachen allerdings gehe ich etwas auf Kontra bzgl. "Kalter Krieg" und so. Trotz allem ein Buch, welches Wert hat, gelesen zu werden.

    Noda
    و كأنها عده مقالات جمعت لا أكثر فإن كنت تبحث عن ايكو فهو ليس هنا

    H Wesselius
    interesting, the essay on ur-fascism is very pertinent today.

    Lauren
    Difícil de engatar a leitura porque nesses ensaios o Umberto Eco se refere muito ao contexto italiano, entrando em detalhes da vida política - e da imprensa nacional - que não me interessam.

    محمد النملة
    تصفحته، لم يعجبني

    Vikas Datta
    Superbly and cogently argued

    Ahmad Badghaish
    اتوقعت أكثر من كدا من المؤلف، المقالات كانت طويلة وفكرتها مش بذاك التعقيد :$

    Carole B
    This collection seems a bit eccentric when considered as a whole, on account of the different topics covered and the different audiences and tones for which the essays were written. They are unified by the spark of clarified brilliance that defines Eco's writing, which is precise and incisive. Though it seems absurd to select favorites from a pool of only five, Ur-Fascism stands out as a blend of personal experience, political and historical analysis, and theoretical distillation of what fascism [...]

    Safae
    انصب السجال في الستينات والسبعينيات على طبيعة الصحافة و وظيفتها مركزاً على موضوعين :أ – الفرق بين الخبر والتعليق ، وهو ما يعني دعوة صريحة إلى الموضوعيةب ـ الجرائد هي أدوات للسلطة ، تديرها أحزاب أو مجموعات اقتصادية وتستعمل لغة مسننة عن قصد ذلك أن وظيفتها الحقيقية ليس إخبار ا [...]

    Alyssa
    Passionate words from a great intellectual. Stimulating and enlightening, Eco speaks with knowledge and tact to address pertinant issues. Although more personally adressed to his countryman, his ideas are internationally relevant.

    Edkallenn Lima
    Recomendo. Tem de imprensa até imigrações.Vale a pena.

    Christopher Taylor
    Umberto Eco describes the five essays in this collection as “occasional pieces”. He has gathered essays on war, the basis for ethics, the press, fascism, and tolerance amid diversity. These are serious issues and he treats each of them seriously. However, on occasion, one gets the impression that Eco should have put a little more time and effort into the pieces given that he chose to re-publish them as a collection. The first piece was written in 1991 during the first Gulf War and Eco’s hy [...]

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