The Alphabet Versus the Goddess

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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
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AuthorLeonard Shlain
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectAnthropology
Published1998
Media typePrint
Pages464
ISBN978-0-670-87883-3
OCLC39093593
LC ClassP211.7 .S57 1998

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image is a work of critical theory by American surgeon Leonard Shlain, published by Viking Press in 1998. Shlain argues that learning written language, especially alphabetic language, alters human brain function in a way that emphasizes linear thinking over holistic thinking.[1]

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  1. ^ Algeo, John (2001). "The Awful Alphabet". American Speech. 76 (4): 427–29. doi:10.1215/00031283-76-4-427. Retrieved 14 December 2013.