Praise for five moral pieces in his fiction and nonfiction alike eco is an urbane genial writer who brings calmness and clarity to every subject he treats los angeles times cogently argued and periodically sparkles with the kind of wit and insight that readers have come to expect from one of italys brightest minds library journal. Five moral pieces is another collection of ecos 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. Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from new york to new delhi eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before making tolerance the ultimate value in todays 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 . Five moral pieces 35 out of 5 based on 0 ratings 2 reviews carioca on librarything 12 months ago i really enjoyed this little book and go back to it frequently this is a group of five essays written by eco for different publications focusing mainly on italian fascismo and the changes in europes make up since the end of wwii. Five moral pieces umberto eco author eco author trans from the italian by alastair mcewen harcourt 23 128p isbn 978 0 15 100446 1 more by and about this author articles the parasitic
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