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"A work of enormous breadth, likely to pleasantly surprise both general readers and experts."—New York Times Book Review This revolutionary book provides fresh answers to long-standing questions of human origins and consciousness.

Author: Terrence W. Deacon

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393343021

Category: Science

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"A work of enormous breadth, likely to pleasantly surprise both general readers and experts."—New York Times Book Review This revolutionary book provides fresh answers to long-standing questions of human origins and consciousness. Drawing on his breakthrough research in comparative neuroscience, Terrence Deacon offers a wealth of insights into the significance of symbolic thinking: from the co-evolutionary exchange between language and brains over two million years of hominid evolution to the ethical repercussions that followed man's newfound access to other people's thoughts and emotions. Informing these insights is a new understanding of how Darwinian processes underlie the brain's development and function as well as its evolution. In contrast to much contemporary neuroscience that treats the brain as no more or less than a computer, Deacon provides a new clarity of vision into the mechanism of mind. It injects a renewed sense of adventure into the experience of being human.
1998-04-17 By Terrence W. Deacon

Symbolic. Species. Terrence W. Deacon Abstract Confusions about the nature of symbolic reference are at the core of two major challenges to understanding human language. A failure to take into account the complex iconic and indexical ...

Author: Theresa Schilhab

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400723351

Category: Science

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This anthology is a compilation of the best contributions from Symbolic Species Conferences I, II (which took place in 2006, 2007). In 1997 the American anthropologist Terrence Deacon published The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain. The book is widely considered a seminal work in the subject of evolutionary cognition. However, Deacons book was the first step – further steps have had to be taken. The proposed anthology is such an important associate. The contributions are written by a wide variety of scholars each with a unique view on evolutionary cognition and the questions raised by Terrence Deacon - emergence in evolution, the origin of language, the semiotic 'missing link', Peirce's semiotics in evolution and biology, biosemiotics, evolutionary cognition, Baldwinian evolution, the neuroscience of linguistic capacities as well as phylogeny of the homo species, primatology, embodied cognition and knowledge types.
2012-03-26 By Theresa Schilhab

Author: Terrence Deacon

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ISBN: OCLC:473239278

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1999 By Terrence Deacon

Discusses the evolution of language from the viewpoint of symbolic reference as opposed to the conventional grammar-based theories

Author: Terrence William Deacon

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393038386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Discusses the evolution of language from the viewpoint of symbolic reference as opposed to the conventional grammar-based theories

Author: Terrence William Deacon

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ISBN: OCLC:1036876376

Category: Brain

Page: 527

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This book aims to alter the understanding of what it means to be human: the universe isn't a soulless, blindly spinning clockwork, but instead nascent hear and mind.

Author: Terrence W. Deacon

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ISBN: 0140264051

Category: Animal communication

Page: 527

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Human language is one of the most distinctive behavioural adaptations on the planet. Languages evolved in only one species, in only one way, without precedent, and without parallel. Hundreds of millions of years of evolution have produced hundreds of thousands of species with brains, and tens of thousands with complex learning abilities. Only one of these has ever wondered about its place in the whole scheme, because only one - through its language - evolved with the ability to do so. This book aims to alter the understanding of what it means to be human: the universe isn't a soulless, blindly spinning clockwork, but instead nascent hear and mind.

The book is widely considered a seminal work in the subject of evolutionary cognition. However, Deacons book was the first step – further steps have had to be taken. The proposed anthology is such an important associate.

Author: Theresa Schilhab

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400723377

Category: Science

Page: 290

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This anthology is a compilation of the best contributions from Symbolic Species Conferences I, II (which took place in 2006, 2007). In 1997 the American anthropologist Terrence Deacon published The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain. The book is widely considered a seminal work in the subject of evolutionary cognition. However, Deacons book was the first step – further steps have had to be taken. The proposed anthology is such an important associate. The contributions are written by a wide variety of scholars each with a unique view on evolutionary cognition and the questions raised by Terrence Deacon - emergence in evolution, the origin of language, the semiotic 'missing link', Peirce's semiotics in evolution and biology, biosemiotics, evolutionary cognition, Baldwinian evolution, the neuroscience of linguistic capacities as well as phylogeny of the homo species, primatology, embodied cognition and knowledge types.
2012-03-31 By Theresa Schilhab

Does the term symbolic species equate with wisdom or not, and if not, how might they connect? A search in human evolutionary history for all forms of practical wisdom, rather than just isolating more speculative symbolic thought, ...

Author: Celia E. Deane-Drummond

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192581389

Category: Religion

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There are two driving questions informing this book. The first is where does our moral life come from? It presupposes that considering morality broadly is inadequate. Instead, different aspects need to be teased apart. It is not sufficient to assume that different virtues are bolted onto a vicious animality, red in tooth and claw. Nature and culture have interlaced histories. By weaving in evolutionary theories and debates on the evolution of compassion, justice and wisdom, it showa a richer account of who we are as moral agents. The second driving question concerns our relationships with animals. Deane-Drummond argues for a complex community-based multispecies approach. Hence, rather than extending rights, a more radical approach is a holistic multispecies framework for moral action. This need not weaken individual responsibility. She intends not to develop a manual of practice, but rather to build towards an alternative philosophically informed approach to theological ethics, including animal ethics. The theological thread weaving through this account is wisdom. Wisdom has many different levels, and in the broadest sense is connected with the flow of life understood in its interconnectedness and sociality. It is profoundly theological and practical. In naming the project the evolution of wisdom Deane-Drummond makes a statement about where wisdom may have come from and its future orientation. But justice, compassion and conscience are not far behind, especially in so far as they are relevant to both individual decision-making and institutions.
2019-11-05 By Celia E. Deane-Drummond

The Symbol.species well-known symbol is used to define a static accessor property that returns a function. That function is a constructor to use whenever an instance of the class must be created inside an instance method (instead of ...

Author: Nicholas C. Zakas

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593277987

Category: Computers

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ECMAScript 6 represents the biggest update to the core of JavaScript in the history of the language. In Understanding ECMAScript 6, expert developer Nicholas C. Zakas provides a complete guide to the object types, syntax, and other exciting changes that ECMAScript 6 brings to JavaScript. Every chapter is packed with example code that works in any JavaScript environment so you’ll be able to see new features in action. You’ll learn: –How ECMAScript 6 class syntax relates to more familiar JavaScript concepts –What makes iterators and generators useful –How arrow functions differ from regular functions –Ways to store data with sets, maps, and more –The power of inheritance –How to improve asynchronous programming with promises –How modules change the way you organize code Whether you’re a web developer or a Node.js developer, you’ll find Understanding ECMAScript 6 indispensable on your journey from ECMAScript 5 to ECMAScript 6.
2016-08-16 By Nicholas C. Zakas

The symbolic species: the co-evolution of language and the brain. New York: W. W. Norton. Deacon, Terrence W. 2012. Beyond the Symbolic Species. The Symbolic Species Evolved, ed. by T. Schilhab, F. Stjernfelt & T. Deacon, 9–38.

Author: Salikoko S. Mufwene

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107054370

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book is about dynamical, social-interactional aspects of the emergence of complexity in language, explained by linguists, cognitivists, and modelers.
2017-03-30 By Salikoko S. Mufwene