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A psychohistory of metaphors : envisioning time, space, and self throughout the centuries

Author: Brian J McVeigh
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]
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A Psychohistory of Metaphors traces how, in response to historical change, metaphors have expanded our introspective capabilities. By illuminating how new experiences borrowed from visual and spatial perceptions have transformed cognition itself, unexpected linkages among notions of time, geography, and psyche are revealed.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McVeigh, Brian J.
Psychohistory of metaphors.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2015051388
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian J McVeigh
ISBN: 9781498520294 1498520294
OCLC Number: 935055696
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 233 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgments and Notes to Reader; Prologue: Explaining History's "Inward Turn"; 1 My Search for Heaven and Hell; 2 Purposes and Premises; 3 The Magic of Metaphors; 4 Unpacking the "Black Box" of Conscious Interiority; Part I: Space: Hollowing Out the Person; 5 Envisioning the Invisible; 6 Invoking Introspectable Worlds; 7 The Collapse of Premodern Cosmology; Part II: Psyche: The Origins of Scientific Psychology; 8 The Foundations of the Modern Study of Mind; 9 The Great Cosmic Split; 10 Reactions to the Cartesian Split; 11 Early Psychology. Part III: Time: Modern Millenarianism and Politics as "Progress"12 Meta-Framing Time; 13 Liberating the Psyche; 14 The History of Humankind; 15 Envisaging the Future as Paradise; Part IV: Self: Turning the World Inside Out; 16 The Changeable Self through the Centuries; 17 The Narratized Individual as Social Actor; 18 The Self as Mirror in Historical Perspective; 19 The Birth of Modern Psychology; Epilogue: Visualizing New Vistas of Modernity and Selfhood; 20 The Therapeutic Turn; 21 Self-Idolatry; 22 Modern Spatiality, the Soul, and the Psyche; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D.
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