Tradition And Individuality: Essays (Synthese Library)

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Tradition and Individuality: Essays (Synthese Library)

A volume of essays on the themes of tradition, oral communication versus literal communication, Wittgenstein, and computers. The later Wittgenstein is shown to be on the one hand a traditionalist, and on the other hand, along with Heidegger, a philosopher of postmodern -- secondary -- orality, yearning for bygone, premodern times -- the times of primary orality. Under conditions of primary orality traditions fulfilled the specific cognitive role of conserving information -- a role subsequently taken over by writing, and today by electronic data processing. The message of the volume is that the Western values of individuality and critical thinking are intimately bound up with the technology of writing. It offers arguments in favour of the standards and techniques of classical education even under conditions of, indeed as a foundation for, the emerging computer culture.

Specification of Tradition and Individuality: Essays (Synthese Library)

GENERAL
AuthorJ.C. Nyíri
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1992
ISBN-100792315669
ISBN-139780792315667
PublisherSpringer
Publication Year1992
DIMENSIONS
Height6.14 inch.
Length0.5 inch.
Width9.21 inch.
Weight1.01 pounds.

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