The World on Paper: The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and Reading

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What role has writing played in the development of our modern understanding of language, nature and ourselves? Drawing on recent advances in history, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, the author offers a bold new perspective on how writing and reading have historically and developmentally altered our understanding of language, mind and nature. These understandings, Olson argues, are by-products of living in a "world on paper."

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Drawing on recent advances in history, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, this study offers a bold new perspective on how writing and reading have historically and developmentally altered our understanding of language, mind and nature.

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