Walter J. Ong
#10508 Overall Influence

Walter J. Ong

American philosopher and historian


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Walter Jackson Ong was an American Jesuit priest, professor of English literature, cultural and religious historian and philosopher. His major interest was in exploring how the transition from orality to literacy influenced culture and changed human consciousness. In 1978 Ong served as elected president of the Modern Language Association.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Rockhurst University
Rockhurst University

Private university in Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University

Private research university with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain

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