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The Prehistory of the Mind

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This study applies the insights of archaeology to some of the most fundamental and contentious issues in human evolution. Since the 1980s a modular concept of the mind has been put forward which likens the mind to a Swiss Army knife with its collection of specialist blades and tools - the mind is seen as a collection of specialized "intelligences" or modules, each suited for a specific purpose. The study seeks to answer the questions raised by this new theory such as "How many modules are there and how do they connect?", "How can one account for human creativity and imagination?" and "How could such a mind have evolved?". It argues that only archaeology can provide the long-term perspective necessary to understand the origins of the modern mind. It shows how the world of our ancestors has shaped the modern mind and offers a challenging explanation of what it means to be human. Hardback book 1996. "As new" condition in a similar unclipped dust wrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library.

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Unclipped dust wrapper in as new condition.
Author(s):
Steven Mithen.
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24x16cms.
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500050813
ISBN-13:
9780500050811
Number of pages:
288
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
The Prehistory of the mind.

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This study applies the insights of archaeology to some of the most fundamental and contentious issues in human evolution. Since the 1980s a modular concept of the mind has been put forward which likens the mind to a Swiss Army knife with its collection of specialist blades and tools - the mind is seen as a collection of specialized "intelligences" or modules, each suited for a specific purpose. The study seeks to answer the questions raised by this new theory such as "How many modules are there and how do they connect?", "How can one account for human creativity and imagination?" and "How could such a mind have evolved?". It argues that only archaeology can provide the long-term perspective necessary to understand the origins of the modern mind. It shows how the world of our ancestors has shaped the modern mind and offers a challenging explanation of what it means to be human. Hardback book 1996. "As new" condition in a similar unclipped dust wrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library.

Added value:
Unclipped dust wrapper in as new condition.
Author(s):
Steven Mithen.
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24x16cms.
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500050813
ISBN-13:
9780500050811
Number of pages:
288
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
The Prehistory of the mind.

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