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Tradition and Individuality - Essays (Hardcover, 1992) Loot Price: R2,907 Discovery Miles 29 070 You Save: R158 (5%)

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Tradition and Individuality - Essays (Hardcover, 1992): J.C. Nyiri
Tradition and Individuality - Essays (Hardcover, 1992): J.C. Nyiri

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Tradition and Individuality - Essays (Hardcover, 1992)

J.C. Nyiri

Series: Synthese Library, v. 221

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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.

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Imprint: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Country of origin: United States
Series: Synthese Library, v. 221
Release date: June 1992
First published: 1992
Authors: J.C. Nyiri
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Laminated cover
Pages: 180
Edition: 1992
ISBN-13: 978-0-7923-1566-7
Barcode: 9780792315667
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Philosophy of science
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LSN: 0-7923-1566-9

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