Becoming Human: The Development of Language, Self, and Self-Consciousness

Palgrave-Macmillan (2007)
This book is a philosophical examination of the main stages in our journey from hominid to human. It deals with the nature and origin of language, the self, self-consciousness, and the religious ideal of a return to Eden. It approaches these topics through a philosophical anthropology derived from the later writings of Wittgenstein. The result is an account of our place in nature consistent with both a hard-headed empiricism and a this-worldy but religiously significant mysticism
Keywords Philosophical anthropology  Language acquisition  Self-consciousness (Awareness
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Call number BD450.C2445 2007
ISBN(s) 0230552935
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