The world on paper : the conceptual and cognitive implications of writing and reading /

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Author / Creator:Olson, David R., 1935-
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Description:xix, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Written communication
Cognition
Cognition.
Written communication.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1578866
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ISBN:0521443113
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Demythologising literacy
  • 2. Theories of literacy and mind from Levy-Bruhl to Scribner and Cole
  • 3. Literacy and the conceptual revolutions of Classical Greece and Renaissance Europe
  • 4. What writing represents
  • 5. What writing doesn't represent
  • 6. The problem of interpretation
  • 7. A history of reading
  • 8. Reading the Book of Nature
  • 9. A history of written discourse
  • 10. Representing the world in maps, diagrams, formulas, pictures and texts
  • 11. Representing the mind
  • 12. The making of the literate mind