Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition

Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition

By: Merlin Donald (author)Paperback

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This bold book asks the ultimate question of the life sciences: How did the human mind acquire its incomparable power? In seeking the answer, Merlin Donald traces the evolution of human culture and cognition from primitive apes to artificial intelligence, presenting an enterprising and original theory of how the human mind evolved from its presymbolic form.

About Author

Merlin Donald is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

Contents

Prologue PART 1: The Need for a Theory of Cognitive Evolution Mental Architecture as an Emergent Phenomenon Culture as Evidence for Cognitive Structure The Organization of This Book PART 2:

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780674644847
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9780674644847
  • weight: 562
  • ISBN10: 0674644840

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