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Title: The Stability of "Oral Literature" and the Cognitive Determinants of the Genesis of Traditional Societies' Worldview ; Stabilność "literatury oralnej" a kognitywne uwarunkowania genezy światopoglądu społeczności tradycyjnych

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The Stability of "Oral Literature" and the Cognitive Determinants of the Genesis of Traditional Societies' Worldview  
Stabilność "literatury oralnej" a kognitywne uwarunkowania genezy światopoglądu społeczności tradycyjnych

Creator:

Czeremski, Maciej

Subject and Keywords:

orality   traditional communities   mind modules   cognitivescience,   evolution   conceptual metaphor   conceptual blending  
oralność   społeczności tradycyjne   moduły umysłu   kognitywistyka   ewolucja   metafora pojęciowa   amalgamat pojęciowy

Abstract:

The aim of this article is to build a model that binds together forms of “oral literature” and the evolutionary history of the human mind. The model explains the relatively fixed nature of semiotic constructs functioning in traditional societies, indicating that a stabilizing factor in this case is the inability to go beyond basic mental schemas. This restriction disappears with the advent of writing, which allows for the building of mental models of reality that are highly processed forms of base models. Therefore, the proposed model assumes that: 1) Certain forms of thinking are more natural for the human mind than others; 2) Those forms which charge the human cognitive machinery less are more natural; 3) Writing facilitates the use of unnatural ways of thinking; 4) Oral culture gravitates toward natural ways of thinking.  
The aim of this article is to build a model that binds together forms of “oral literature” and the evolutionary history of the human mind. The model explains the relatively fixed nature of semiotic constructs functioning in traditional societies, indicating that a stabilizing factor in this case is the inability to go beyond basic mental schemas. This restriction disappears with the advent of writing, which allows for the building of mental models of reality that are highly processed forms of base models. Therefore, the proposed model assumes that: 1) Certain forms of thinking are more natural for the human mind than others; 2) Those forms which charge the human cognitive machinery less are more natural; 3) Writing facilitates the use of unnatural ways of thinking; 4) Oral culture gravitates toward natural ways of thinking.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Pracownia Badań nad Tradycją Oralną

Contributor:

Torbus, Sławomir. Red.

Date:

2016  
2016

Date issued:

2015-

Resource Type:

text

Detailed Type:

czasopisma online

Format:

pdf   application/pdf

Identifier:

oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:79997

DOI:

10.23734/QO.2016.2.1.153.181

Language:

eng   pol

Rights holder:

Copyright by Maciej Czeremski

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