Towards historical cognitive science: the case of Ancient Greece

Abstract

This study rests on the two basic ideas: that there has been a visible development of cognitive skills from the Antiquity to nowadays, and that the text analysis is the only way to bring it out. The author addresses the three eminent works: Euclid’s Elements and the historical treatises by Herodotus and Thucydides to reveal the notable peculiarities of the Ancient Greeks’ cognitive style in comparison with the current cognitive models.


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