From the author of the bestselling "Art and Physics" comes a new book with breathtaking implications. Making remarkable connections across a wide range of subjects, including neurology, anthropology, history, and religion, "Leonard Shlain" argues that the development of alphabetic literacy itself reinforced the human brain's left hemisphere -- linear, abstract, predominantly masculine -- at the expense of its right -- holistic, concrete, visual, feminine. "The Alphabet Versus the Goddess" charts the connection between alphabetic literacy and monotheism; patriarchy and misogyny, and tracks the correlations between the rise and fall of literacy and the status of women in society, mythology, and religion.
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1998. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values. Writing drove cultures toward linear left-brain thinking and this shift upset the balance between men and women, initiating the decline of the feminine and ushering in patriarchal rule. Examining the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians, and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets ancient myths and parables in light of his theory. Provocative and inspiring, this book is a paradigm-shattering work that will transform your view of history and the mind. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0670878839
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0670878839
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110670878839