Book description:Genre: Science
1st ed. of "Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind".
ISBN 13: 9780521650243
Number of pages: 566
What is memory? Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks. Yet it is elusive and difficult to define, and throughout the ages philosophers and psychologists have used metaphors as a way of understanding it. This fascinating book takes the reader on a guided tour of these metaphors of memory from ancient times