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- DescriptionDescartes boldly claimed: I think, therefore I am. But one might well ask: Why do we think? How? When and why did our human ancestors develop language and culture? In other words, what makes the human mind human? Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture offers a comprehensive and scientific investigation of these perennial questions. Fourteen essays bring together the work of archaeologists, cultural and physical anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, geneticists, a neuroscientist, and an environmental scientist to explore the evolution of the human mind, the brain, and the human capacity for culture. The volume represents and critically engages major theoretical approaches, including Donald's stage theory, Mithen's cathedral model, Tomasello's joint intentionality, and Boyd and Richerson's modeling of the evolution of culture in relation to climate change. No recent publication combines this breadth of evidential and theoretical perspective. The essays range in topic from the macroscopic (the evolution of social cooperation) to the microscopic (examining genetic data to infer evolutions in brain structure and function), and from the ancient (paleoanthropological reconstructions of hominin cognitive abilities) to the modern (including modern hominin's similarities to our primate cousins). Considered together, these essays constitute a fascinating, detailed look at what makes us human.
- Author BiographyGary Hatfield is Adam Seybert Professor in Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Holly Pittman is Bok Family Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and Curator in the Near East Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
- PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
- Date of Publication22/03/2013
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationPhiladelphia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
- Content Note27 illus.
- Weight1066 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited byGary Hatfield,Holly Pittman
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