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Tradition and Individuality : Essays : Synthese Library (Hardcover) - J. C. Nyiri

Tradition and Individuality : Essays

Synthese Library (Hardcover)

Hardcover ISBN: 9780792315667
Number Of Pages: 180

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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.

Wittgenstein's New Traditionalismp. 1
Wittgenstein 1929-31: Conservatism and Jewishnessp. 9
Collective Reason: Roots of a Sociological Theory of Knowledgep. 25
Some Marxian Themes in the Age of Informationp. 39
Tradition and Practical Knowledgep. 47
"Tradition" and Related Terms: A Semantic Surveyp. 61
Historical Consciousness in the Computer Agep. 75
On Esperanto: Usage and Contrivance in Languagep. 85
Heidegger and Wittgensteinp. 93
Writing and the Private Language Argumentp. 105
Notesp. 115
Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780792315667
ISBN-10: 0792315669
Series: Synthese Library (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45

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