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The Resource Metaphors of mind : an eighteenth-century dictionary, Brad Pasanek, (electronic resource)

Metaphors of mind : an eighteenth-century dictionary, Brad Pasanek, (electronic resource)

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Metaphors of mind : an eighteenth-century dictionary
Title
Metaphors of mind
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an eighteenth-century dictionary
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Brad Pasanek
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Language
eng
Summary
Brad Pasanek's unusual work is the written report of a massive digital humanities project that involved searching 18th-century texts for the many ways writers use metaphors to characterize the mind. The book takes a selection of broad metaphorical categories that the author discovered in his digital research - including animals, coinage, metal, rooms, and writing - and examines particular examples within each category. Pasanek also frames the "dictionary" elements of the project with a more theoretical discussion of what he calls "desultory reading," a form of "unsystematic perusal" of writing exemplified in the way we approach dictionaries. Pasanek not only argues that 18th-century thinkers largely employed desultory reading, but also that his work on this very project is itself an instance of this approach. The project succeeds twofold: in treating 18th-century writing as its topic and in exemplifying its approach. Pasanek maintains an accompanying website (https://metaphorized.com) that collects the results of his digital searches
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MdBmJHUP
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1974-
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Pasanek, Brad
Dewey number
423/.1
LC call number
PE1689
LC item number
.P37 2015
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  • English language
  • Metaphor
Label
Metaphors of mind : an eighteenth-century dictionary, Brad Pasanek, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Animals -- Coinage -- Court -- Empire -- Fetters -- Impressions -- Inhabitants -- Metal -- Mirror -- Rooms -- Writing
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001526298
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unknown
Isbn
9781421416885
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001526298
Label
Metaphors of mind : an eighteenth-century dictionary, Brad Pasanek, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Animals -- Coinage -- Court -- Empire -- Fetters -- Impressions -- Inhabitants -- Metal -- Mirror -- Rooms -- Writing
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001526298
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781421416885
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001526298

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