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By and large, verbalists and legal empiricists share a healthy contempt for each other.
These are the instincts that drive the verbalist and theorist, the filmmaker, the philosopher, the magician.
Regarding the latter, the author provides an interesting contrast between verbalists (those who maintain that thinking occurs primarily, if not exclusively, through language) and visualists (those who "believe that images are a distinct form of mental representation" before providing examples of how contemporary textbooks and teaching methods at various educational levels are integrating visual technology (p.