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The Resource Rethinking symbolism, [by] Dan Sperber; translated by Alice L. Morton

Rethinking symbolism, [by] Dan Sperber; translated by Alice L. Morton

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Rethinking symbolism
Title
Rethinking symbolism
Statement of responsibility
[by] Dan Sperber; translated by Alice L. Morton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sperber gives a cognitive account of symbolism by which symbols represent knowledge, but knowledge which is distinct from 'encyclopaedic' knowledge. Symbolic knowledge is knowledge not of things or of words, but of the memory of things and words, of conceptual representations. It depends on processes of displacement of attention, and of evocation; it is an improvisation which rests upon implicit knowledge and obeys unconsciuos rules."--Back cover
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UkLiU
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Sperber, Dan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge studies in social anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Symbolism
  • Ethnology
Label
Rethinking symbolism, [by] Dan Sperber; translated by Alice L. Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-153)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Symbolism and language -- Hidden meanings -- Absent meaning -- Symbolism and knowledge -- The symbolic mechanism
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 153 pages
Isbn
9780521208345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Rethinking symbolism, [by] Dan Sperber; translated by Alice L. Morton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-153)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Symbolism and language -- Hidden meanings -- Absent meaning -- Symbolism and knowledge -- The symbolic mechanism
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 153 pages
Isbn
9780521208345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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