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The birth of expectation : a cognitive revolution in Western culture

Author: Don LePan
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

LePan challenges the assumption that everybody thinks in the same way by examining a particular mental faculty - expectation. He concludes that certain forms of expectation did not exist in the minds  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don LePan
ISBN: 033345796X 9780333457962
OCLC Number: 315750074
Notes: Includes index.
Description: [vii, 304] pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 The issues of cognitive processes: anthropological perspectives; historical perspectives; literary perspectives. Part 2 Expectation in medieval society: expectation; the dawn of the artificial day - medieval temporal thought processes; thinking across the past; thinking into the future; causation and probability. Part 3 Literary expectation: expectation and literary plots; the ways of thought of medieval literature; Shakespeare and the revolution in literary plotting; illusion - expectation's dramatic by-product; Simon Forman's expectations. Postscript: Zimbabwe, 1985
Responsibility: Don LePan.


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