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Origins of the modern mind

three stages in the evolution of culture and cognition

by Merlin Donald

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cognition and culture,
  • Neuropsychology,
  • Cognition,
  • Intellect -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-401) and index.

    StatementMerlin Donald.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF311 .D572 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 413 p. :
    Number of Pages413
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1532363M
    ISBN 100674644832
    LC Control Number91009989

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The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century Paperback – July 23 it is a must Its attraction is the diverse amount of the subject matter from the discoveries of this century to the origins of the universe The way in which it is written subject by subject allows you to pick it up at any chapter which is like reading a Cited by: Summary of Origins of the Modern Mind.

Donald spends the first quarter of Origins presenting an impressive collection of neurological, anthropological, and psychological information about the human brain and cognition and how it differs from those of other primates. This portion of the book culminates in a picture of primate memory, and hence cognition, as episodic.

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This bold and brilliant book asks the ultimate question of the life sciences: How did the human mind acquire its incomparable power. Origins of the Modern Mind is an admirable book Its author displays throughout an engaging enthusiasm, a fertile imagination and an impressive knowledge of his subject-matter.

Times Literary Supplement - Christopher Longuet-HigginsBrand: Harvard. This bold and brilliant book asks the ultimate question of the life sciences: How did the human mind acquire its incomparable power. In seeking the answer, Donald traces the evolution of human culture and cognition from primitive apes to A.I., presenting an enterprising and original theory of how the human mind evolved from its presymbolic form.

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In Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy, Jonathan Israel argues that the Enlightenment must be viewed as a competition between two separate strains of philosophical thought/5. Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition Merlin Donald (Author) Editorial Reviews From Kirkus Reviews "The modern era, if it can be reduced to any single dimension, is especially characterized by its obsession with symbols and their management.'' So says Donald (Psychology/Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario), echoing the philosopher.

Merlin Donald is widely known as the author of two books on human cognition, Origins of the Modern Mind and A Mind So Rare. His central thesis across these works is that the human capacity for symbolic thought arises not from the evolution of a language-specific mental module, but out of evolutionary changes to the prefrontal cortex affecting.

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Cognitive fluidity is a term first popularly applied by Mithen in his book The Prehistory of the Mind, a search for the origins of Art, Religion and Science. The term cognitive fluidity describes how a modular primate mind has evolved into the modern human mind by combining different ways of processing knowledge and using tools to create a Alma mater: Sheffield University, York University.

The major stages of ontogeny turn out to parallel the major stages of phylogeny as described by Merlin Donald in Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition. Donald prefaces his three stages by referring to episodic culture which we share with other higher mammals and that I see as analogous to unitive.

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Precis of Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition Merlin Donald Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 Abstract This book was an attempt to synthesize various sources of information--neurobiological,File Size: 97KB.

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``The modern era, if it can be reduced to any single dimension, is especially characterized by its obsession with symbols and their management.'' So says Donald (Psychology/Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario), echoing the philosopher Ernst Cassirer a generation ago—with a difference. Whereas countless philosophers since Aristotle have attempted to define what is quintessentially human, Donald Author: Merlin Donald.Origins of the Modern Mind (Paperback) Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition.

By Merlin Donald. Harvard University Press,pp. Jerison, H. J. () Review of Donald, M. () Origins of the modern mind: Three stages in the evolution of culture and cognition. Quarterly Review of Biology [HJJ]Cited by: