Cognitive Revolution Pb

Cognitive Revolution Pb

By (author)


You save US$8.00

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day

When will my order arrive?

Why are the plots of Shakespeare and his contemporaries so different from those of his predecessors? This book argues that the answer is in part that certain forms of expectation were largely undeveloped in the medieval period. More broadly, it suggests that many of the causal and temporal thought processes that are second nature to us operated very differently or had not been developed in the minds of most medieval people. And conversely, it suggests that other mental faculties (such as the ability to respond to some of the elemental appeal of poetry) may have become dulled by the post-renaissance rationalist emphasis in our culture.In addition to drawing on a broad range of etymological and literary evidence (from the 10th century Gnomic verses to 16th-century drama) the book delves into medieval history, and draws many anthropological parallels. This is a significant study in the nature of narrative and an important investigation into the mental and cultural worlds of Shakespeare and his predecessors.

show more
  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 26mm | 480.81g
  • Broadview Press Ltd
  • PeterboroughCanada
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1551110814
  • 9781551110813

Other books in Cognition & Cognitive Psychology

About Don LePan

Don LePan is the author of The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English (5/e 2003) and (with Doug Babington) The Broadview Guide to Writing (2/e 2001).

show more

Reviews from