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The Resource As we know it : coming to terms with an evolved mind, Mark Kohn

As we know it : coming to terms with an evolved mind, Mark Kohn

Label
As we know it : coming to terms with an evolved mind
Title
As we know it
Title remainder
coming to terms with an evolved mind
Statement of responsibility
Mark Kohn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is an account of how the human mind evolved. It tells us how our immediate ancestors might have thought, and seen the world, in the absence of language, gods or culture. Kohn relates that ancient heritage to our humanity, and examines the influence of our hominid past on our own behaviour, as creatures who speak, symbolise and create. Central to the book is a meditation on the handaxe, crafted again and again for hundreds of thousands of years by our proto-human ancestors. In his brilliant reconstruction of its uses and meanings, Kohn takes us into an alien world that is strangely close to our own." "This is a work of sociobiology, in that it applies Darwinism to human culture. Unlike almost all works of 'evolutionary psychology' to date, however, it seeks to recapture Darwinism from the political right, and to show that a better understanding of our evolutionary history need not lead to an imposing of limits on who we are and what we may become."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohn, Marek
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Tools, Prehistoric
Label
As we know it : coming to terms with an evolved mind, Mark Kohn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-312) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Costs.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Symmetry.
  • p. 47
  • 3.
  • Trust.
  • p. 169
  • 4.
  • Benefits.
  • p. 225
  • Notes and References.
  • p. 295
  • Further Reading.
  • p. 313
  • Index.
  • p. 316
Control code
DCLC99490312-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 326 p.
Isbn
9781862070257
Lccn
99490312
Label
As we know it : coming to terms with an evolved mind, Mark Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-312) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Costs.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Symmetry.
  • p. 47
  • 3.
  • Trust.
  • p. 169
  • 4.
  • Benefits.
  • p. 225
  • Notes and References.
  • p. 295
  • Further Reading.
  • p. 313
  • Index.
  • p. 316
Control code
DCLC99490312-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 326 p.
Isbn
9781862070257
Lccn
99490312

Library Locations

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      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
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