Realizing Information <i>Reading</i>

in Holding On to Reality

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780226066257
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226066226 | DOI:
Realizing Information Reading

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The process of converting the instructions of a design into something real is termed realizing information, which is to take an abstract design and to have it come to life in the concrete world. Intelligence is both the general skill of decoding signs and the fund of the particular experiences that are needed for the words in question. A powerful reading of a text requires that a reader has had vigorous experiences and what the reader brings to a text varies from person to person. Reading realizes a world view at its best and it is solitary and outwardly passive. If utilitarian reading clarifies the world and poetic reading illuminates it, then people whose literacy is low must live in a world that is confused and confined; but their comprehension of reality is restricted to what they can immediately hear and see.

Keywords: instructions; design; realizing information; intelligence; reading

Chapter.  3213 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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