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    The Search For The Perfect Language

    By: Umberto Eco

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    The idea that there once existed a perfect language that expressed, without ambiguity, the essence of all possible things and concepts, has occupied the minds of philosophers, theologians and mystics for more than 2000 years. From the Dark Ages to the Renaissance, it was accepted that the language spoken in the Garden of Eden was the perfect one, and that if this authentic language could be recovered, Mankind would be able to comprehend the true meaning of existence. Versions of this belief persisted until the eighteenth century, and even today still have currency, as scientists seek to create a natural language for machines that are artificially intelligent.

    This hugely imaginative book tells the story of the attempts to rediscover this lost tongue.

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