The Artful Mind: Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity

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All normal human beings alive in the last fifty thousand years appear to have possessed, in Mark Turner's phrase, "irrepressibly artful minds." Cognitively modern minds produced a staggering list of behavioral singularities--science, religion, mathematics, language, advanced tool use, decorative dress, dance, culture, art--that seems to indicate a mysterious and unexplained discontinuity between us and all other living things. This brute fact gives rise to some tantalizing questions: How did the artful mind emerge? What are ...

The Artful Mind: Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195306361

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