ON THE COGNITIVE STYLE OF ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

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Transliteration of original Title: 
O kognitivnom stile drevnegrecheskoy kul'tury (k postanovke problemy)
Author(s): 
Vladimir Glebkin
Department of theory and history of world cultures, Moscow Gymnasium № 1514
Issue number: 
No. 3 (Vol. 37)
Pages: 
164-178
Abstract: 

This study addresses the problem of cognitive development in phylogenesis. The concept of cognitive style of culture, or more exactly, the opposition “field_dependent – field_independent cognitive style” is the main methodological instrument for the analysis. The author argues that cognitive development from sympractical cultures to theoretical ones, and further within theoretical cultures, can be described as the emergence of novel cognitive modules which become less and less field_dependent. This statement is illustrated by parsing the Ancient Greek mathematics and historiography with the example of Euclid’s Elements and the historical treatises by Herodotus and Thucydides.

Keywords: 
phylogenesis, cognitive development, sympractical cultures, theoretical cultures, cognitive modules
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