Metaphors of Memory

D. Draaisma

What’s reminiscence? It’s on the identical time ephemeral, unreliable and important to all the things we do. With out reminiscence we lose our sense of identification, reasoning, even our means to carry out easy bodily duties. But additionally it is elusive and troublesome to outline, and all through the ages philosophers and psychologists have used metaphors as a approach of understanding it. First revealed in 2000, this fascinating guide takes the reader on a guided tour of those metaphors of reminiscence from historical occasions to the current day. Crossing continents and disciplines, it supplies a compelling historical past of concepts in regards to the thoughts by exploring the way in which these metaphors have been used – metaphors typically derived from the strategies and devices developed through the years to retailer info, starting from wax tablets and books to pictures, computer systems and even the hologram. Accessible and thought-provoking, this guide needs to be learn by anybody who’s all in favour of reminiscence and the thoughts.