The Alphabet Effect: The Impact of the Phonetic Alphabet on the Development of Western Civilization
This is a fascinating little book. It hypothesizes that the use of a phonetic alphabet in the west, as compared with pictograms, led to a “linearized”, deconstructing turn of mind that helped form western science, and analysis in general.
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
Date Published: 1986
Book Condition: Very good hardcover in a good dust jacket showing some small tears and wear to edges
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