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    DescriptionAn account of how the human mind evolved. It is a theory of mind: it tells us how our immediate ancestors might have thought, and seen the world, in the absence of language, gods or culture. Marek Kohn relates that ancient heritage to our humanity, and examines the influence of our hominid past on our own behaviour, as creatures who speak, symbolize 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 reconstruction of the uses and meaning of the handaxe, 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", 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.


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    Title
    As We Know it
    Subtitle
    Coming to Terms with an Evolved Mind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marek Kohn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862073685
    ISBN 10: 1862073686
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, PSAJ
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JHMP, PSX
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BIC subject category V2: PSAN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    LC classification: QP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000
    DC21: 306.45
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000, SCI027000
    Thema V1.0: JHM, PSX, PSAJ, PSAN, PDZ
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    17 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London