Books on philosophy

 Areas of philosophy Eco has written most about include semiotics, linguistics, aesthetics and morality.

"The Aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas" (1988, Revised) (Il problema estetico in San Tommaso, 1956)
"Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages" (1985) ("Sviluppo dell'estetica medievale" in "Momenti e problemi di storia dell'estetica", 1959)
"The Open Work" (1989) (from the 1976 edition of Opera Aperta, 1962, with other essays added).
"Misreadings" (1993) (Diario minimo,1963)
"Apocalypse Postponed" (1994) (Apocalittici e integrati, 1964; partial translation, with other texts added)
"The Middle Ages of James Joyce" (AKA The Aesthetics of Chaosmos) (1989) (Le poetiche di Joyce, 1965)
"Travels in Hyperreality" (AKA Faith in Fakes) (1986) (Il costume di casa, 1973, Dalla periferia dell'impero, 1977, Sette anni di desiderio, 1983)
"A Theory of Semiotics" (1976) (Original English version of Trattato di semiotica generale, 1975)
"The Role of the Reader : Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts" (1979) (Containing essays from Opera aperta (1962), Apocalittici e integrati (1964), Forme del contenuto (1971), Il Superuomo di massa (1976), Lector in Fabula (1979)).
"Postscript to The Name of the Rose" (1984) (Postille al nome della rosa 1983)
"Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language" (1984) (Semiotica e filosofia del linguaggio, 1984)
"The Limits of Interpretation (Advances in Semiotics)" (1990) (I limiti dell'interpretazione, 1990)
"How to Travel With a Salmon & Other Essays" (1998) (Partial translation of Il secondo diario minimo, 1994)
"Interpretation and Overinterpretation" (1992)(with R. Rorty, J. Culler, C. Brooke-Rose; Edited by S.Collini)
"The Search for the Perfect Language (The Making of Europe)" (1995) (La ricerca della lingua perfetta nella cultura europea, 1993) on auxiliary and philosophical languages.
"Six Walks in the Fictional Woods" (1994)
"Incontro - Encounter - Rencontre (1996) (in Italian, English, French)
"Belief or Nonbelief? : A Dialogue" (2000) (In cosa crede chi non crede? (with Carlo Maria Martini), 1996).
"Five Moral Pieces" (2001) (Cinque scritti morali, 1997)
"Kant and the Platypus : Essays on Language and Cognition" (1999) (Kant e l’ornitorinco, 1997)
"Serendipities : Language and Lunacy" (1998)
"Experiences in Translation" (2000)
"Mouse or Rat? : Translation as negotiation" (2003)
"History of Beauty" / "On Beauty" (2004) (Storia della bellezza, 2004; Edited by U.Eco, coauthored by Girolamo de Michele).
"On Literature" (2004) (Sulla letteratura, 2003)
"Storia della bellezza" (2004, co-edited with Girolamo de Michele - English translation: History of Beauty/On Beauty, 2004)
"Storia della bruttezza" (Bompiani, 2007 - English translation: On Ugliness, 2007)
"Dall'albero al labirinto: studi storici sul segno e l'interpretazione" (Bompiani, 2007)

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The Prague Cemetry
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The Vertigo
of Lists
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The Name of
the Rose
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Baudolino
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Foucault's
Pendulum
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The Island of
the Day Before
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History of
Beauty
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The Mysterious
Flame of
Queen Loana
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