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National Biography and the Arts of Memory: From Thomas Fuller to Colin Matthew

Ian Donaldson

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The arts of memory and of biography have always been closely related. For instance, the memoir, which is an act of remembrance, has a double sense: it looks at the past and to the future, selecting ... More


Memory in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period

Stephen Clucas

in Memory: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199793839
eISBN:
9780199345205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793839.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries there was an important shift in the concept of memory from being regarded as a distinct part of the sensitive faculties within an essentially ... More


Capacious Memory and Copious Notebooks

Richard Yeo

in Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106564
eISBN:
9780226106731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226106731.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the humanist and Jesuit traditions of note-taking against the legacy of ancient arts of memory and the suspicion that reliance on writing weakens memory. John Aubrey's Brief ... More


Memory in Ancient Philosophy

Dmitri Nikulin

in Memory: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199793839
eISBN:
9780199345205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793839.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The systematic philosophical study of the concepts of memory and recollection begins in antiquity with Plato and Aristotle, followed by Greek and Roman Stoics and the later tradition of the ... More


Shaping Memory: History, Metaphor, and Narrative

Jens Brockmeier

in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

One reason why the paradigm shift in the conceptual architecture of our ideas of remembering will not radically change the established view of memory any time soon is that the archival model is ... More


Rival Memories: John Beale and Robert Boyle on Empirical Information

Richard Yeo

in Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106564
eISBN:
9780226106731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226106731.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers Robert Boyle's views on memory and note-taking in the light of his relationship with Samuel Hartlib, and especially as revealed in his correspondence in the 1660s with John ... More


Personae and Their Purposes

in Front Page Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226781983
eISBN:
9780226782010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226782010.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter fills in the narratives with the essential actors and their purposes. It specifically provides the characters as personae who put a familiar and memorable face on economic behavior and ... More


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