Tradition and Individuality: Essays


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A volume of essays on the themes of tradition, oral communication versus literal communication, Wittgenstein, and computers. The later Wittgenstein is shown to be on the one hand a traditionalist , and on the other hand, along with Heidegger, a philosopher of postmodern -- secondary -- orality , yearning for bygone, premodern times -- the times of primary orality. Under conditions of primary orality traditions fulfilled the specific cognitive role of conserving information -- a role subsequently taken over by writing, ...

Tradition and Individuality: Essays 2012, Springer

ISBN-13: 9789401051767

Softcover Reprint of the Origi edition

Trade paperback

Tradition and Individuality: Essays 1992, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9780792315667

1992 edition