Item #14045 Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas About the Mind. Douwe Draaisma, Paul Vinvent, Trans.

Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas About the Mind

Cambridge: Cambridge, 2000.

Hardcover. 10" X 7". xiv, 241pp. Mild rubbing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in red paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

What is memory? Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks. Yet it is 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, exploring the way metaphors often derived from the techniques and instruments developed to store information such as wax tablets, books, photography, computers and even the hologram.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #14045
ISBN: 0521650240

Price: $25.00