Saturday, April 06, 2013

Is the Human Mind Unique? - Archaeological Evidence, Desperately Seeking Explanation, Moral Sense


Nice discussion on the evolution and uniqueness of the human mind featuring Colin Renfrew (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) discussing the Archaeological Evidence for Mind, followed by Daniel Povinelli (Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette) on Desperately Seeking Explanation, and Patricia Churchland (UC San Diego) on Moral Sense.

Is the Human Mind Unique? - Archaeological Evidence, Desperately Seeking Explanation, Moral Sense



Published on Apr 4, 2013 | UCTV

Cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans include humor, morality, symbolism, creativity, and preoccupation with the minds of others. In these compelling talks, emphasis is placed on the functional uniqueness of these attributes, as opposed to the anatomical uniqueness, and whether these attributes are indeed quantitatively or qualitatively unique to humans.
  • Colin Renfrew (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) begins with the Archaeological Evidence for Mind
  • Daniel Povinelli (Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette) on Desperately Seeking Explanation
  • Patricia Churchland (UC San Diego) on Moral Sense 
Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [4/2013]

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