Umberto Eco: ‚We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die‘

What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order — not always, but often. And how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists, through catalogs, through collections in museums and through encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Umberto Eco: ‚We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die‘.

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