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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Spring 2007

AHC 378 • Cognitive History of Ancient World-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31850 TH
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
WAG 10
Riggsby

Course Description

This course will examine aspects of the organization of thought in the ancient (primarily Roman world). Questions will range from the general (what is the relationship between cognitive history and cognitive science?) to the specific (how did Roman find their gym lockers?). This course will operate as a seminar; each week will focus on discussion of substantial readings on a particular topic. The three general areas of focus will be: Memory and Writing, Space and Time, and the Emotions. Within each area we will examine both theoretical and substantive questions.

Texts

H. Alverson, Semantics and Experience R. Kaster, Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome J. Goody, The domestication of the savage mind

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