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The Resource Metaphors of memory : a history of ideas about the mind, Douwe Draaisma

Metaphors of memory : a history of ideas about the mind, Douwe Draaisma

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Metaphors of memory : a history of ideas about the mind
Title
Metaphors of memory
Title remainder
a history of ideas about the mind
Statement of responsibility
Douwe Draaisma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"What is memory? It is at the same time ephemeral, unreliable and essential to everything we do. Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks. Yet it is also elusive and difficult to define, and throughout the ages philosophers and psychologists have used metaphors as a way of understanding it. This fascinating book takes the reader on a guided tour of these metaphors of memory from ancient times to the present day. Crossing continents and disciplines, it provides a compelling history of ideas about the mind by exploring the way these metaphors have been used - metaphors often derived from the techniques and instruments developed over the years to store information, ranging from wax tablets and books to photography, computers and even the hologram. Accessible and thought provoking, this book should be read by anyone who is interested in memory and the mind."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Draaisma, D
Dewey number
153.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF371
LC item number
.D6813 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 D-549
  • BF 371
NLM item number
D756m 2000
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Memory
Label
Metaphors of memory : a history of ideas about the mind, Douwe Draaisma
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Netherlands : Historische Uitgeverij, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A mirror with a memory
  • 6.
  • Digital memory
  • 7.
  • The holographic memory
  • 8.
  • An enchanted loom
  • 9.
  • The homunculus
  • 1.
  • The Mystic Writing-Pad
  • 2.
  • Memoria: memory as writing
  • 3.
  • The splendour of the Bologna Stone
  • 4.
  • A vast labyrinth
Control code
43050178
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780521650243
Lccn
99088502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43050178
Label
Metaphors of memory : a history of ideas about the mind, Douwe Draaisma
Publication
Note
Originally published: Netherlands : Historische Uitgeverij, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A mirror with a memory
  • 6.
  • Digital memory
  • 7.
  • The holographic memory
  • 8.
  • An enchanted loom
  • 9.
  • The homunculus
  • 1.
  • The Mystic Writing-Pad
  • 2.
  • Memoria: memory as writing
  • 3.
  • The splendour of the Bologna Stone
  • 4.
  • A vast labyrinth
Control code
43050178
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780521650243
Lccn
99088502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43050178

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