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Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind


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Mai 2011

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Explores the metaphors used by philosophers and psychologists to understand memory over the centuries.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. The mystic writing-pad; 2. Memoria: memory as writing; 3. The splendour of the Bologna Stone; 4. A vast labyrinth; 5. A mirror with a memory; 6. Digital memory; 7. Holographic memory; 8. An enchanted loom; 9. The homunculus.

Pressestimmen

'A fascinating survey of ideas on memory across the centuries, showing that suggestive metaphors have been essential stepping stones in our understanding of the mind. Highly recommended!' Jean Aitchison, University of Oxford 'A superb history ... richly thought-provoking.' Stephen Rose, Times Higher Education Supplement 'An intellectually sophisticated book, rich in insight and detail.' The Economist 'Metaphors of Memory is fascinating, informative, accessible, and highly recommended to students of psychology and the non-specialist general reader with an interest in the nature of memory and its relationship to the human mind.' Amazon.com
EAN: 9780521650243
ISBN: 0521650240
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2011
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Paul Vincent
Format: gebunden
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