Test III Memoria and Pronuntiatio

Test III Memoria and Pronuntiatio - I. Memoria the...

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I. Memoria the “lost” canon A. The nature of Memory Lowry – The Giver – 4 things to remember 1. Tyranny of the present 2. Memory increases wisdom 3. Memory has a weight 4. Memory provides a source of meaning. Can't be meaning without context. Wisdom requires memory so we might be able to discern. When the Giver shares his memories he completes the gift. The culture is under the tyranny of the present. Memory is required to love Memory take courage. If you understand a great idea you understand the other side as well 1. Why study memory Cicero – The Purpose of education is to help the student escape the tyranny of the present We are trapped in the present, only in the moment and we are unable to predict anything. What can't the present do? Education liberates us from one option. Memory is the whole purpose of education. Why memory in a technological era? Technology can fail, it improves our mind (the quality of our thoughts), how we remember shows how we value education, power is lost when somethings read, Change your orientation to realize that Memory is not mere storage. 3 reasons to study memory 1. Importance of our ability to remember. 2. Importance of our audiences ability to remember Hyde – Threshold gifts: mark passage, involve death of some kind. To work towards a labor of gratitude means being able to turn around and pass the gift on. The goal is to pass it on, and you must labor restlessly until you can. What does in mean to Suffer gratitude? We can't really receive a gift until we get to the point where we can share the gift. We GET TO participate in the transformation of others the Rhetorical goal as contributing to another's memory. How can we make our speech more memorable? Instead of what if they don't remember, What if they remember everything I said? 3. Importance of our role as reminders (Nouwen) You have no choice of reminding people about something 2. Memory as stored experiences Loftus – our long term memory is shaped by us, Memory is not a stable structure, and it has a superiority complex in that we forget the bad and remember the good. Your memory tends to conform to how you wish an event was.
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Bjork – Memory as a scaffolding, not a container that gets filled up and used. You can build the scaffolding as large as your building. What is required is to know how to navigate our scaffolding. a. Short-term b. Declaritive: details and facts c. Procedureal: riding a bike, things you don’t really forget. Personal – Our own story Psychological: Our feelings, experiences, sense of how thing happened. Personal – Physical: Muscle memory, injuries, scars, smells, tattoos, genetics antibodies. Intellectual – when we reflect on things, theories b. Long-term Sacks – Mrs. OC had a radio playing in her head that played Irish music from her childhood which she had no conscious memory of. Every interaction with someone is stored somewhere. Krauthammer
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Test III Memoria and Pronuntiatio - I. Memoria the...

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