How History Made the Mind: The Cultural Origins of Objective Thinking
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BeschreibungThis book argues that "reason," or "objective thinking," is not a natural product of an enlarged brain or of innate biological tendencies, but a way of learning that contradicts the natural characteristics of being an animal, a mammal, and a primate. Author David Martel Johnson shows how the concept of objective thinking was incubated in Homeric Greece and eventually canonized as truth. Challenging and thoughtful, this book eloquently questions conventional wisdom in the contemporary study of the mind and includes an extended examination of the work of Julian Jaynes.
Pressestimmen"David Martel Johnson argues that what we now think of as "reason" or "objective thinking" is not a natural product of the existence of an enlarged brain or culmination of innate biological tendencies. Rather, it is a way of learning to use the brain that runs counter to the natural characteristics involved in being an animal, a mammal, and a primate.
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: OPEN COURT PUB CO
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten