Volume 8 2013

Origins of Mind

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ISBN: 978-94-007-5418-8 (Print) 978-94-007-5419-5 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

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    Pages 1-17

    Introduction: Exploring the Origins of Mindedness in Nature

  3. BIOSEMIOTICS

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-52

      Organic Codes and the Natural History of Mind

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      Pages 53-84

      The Descent of Humanity: The Biological Roots of Human Consciousness, Culture and History

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      Pages 85-95

      From Non-minds to Minds: Biosemantics and the Tertium Quid

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      Pages 97-126

      Cybersemiotics: A New Foundation for a Transdisciplinary Theory of Consciousness, Cognition, Meaning and Communication

  4. MENTAL REPRESENTATION

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127

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      Pages 129-142

      The Emergence of Empathy in the Context of Cross-Species Mind Reading

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      Pages 143-159

      The Evolution of Scenario Visualization and the Early Hominin Mind

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      Pages 161-185

      Representation in Biological Systems: Teleofunction, Etiology, and Structural Preservation

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      Pages 187-199

      Beyond Embodiment: From Internal Representation of Action to Symbolic Processes

  5. CONSCIOUSNESS

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201

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      Pages 203-224

      Imitation, Skill Learning, and Conceptual Thought: An Embodied, Developmental Approach

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      Pages 225-242

      Evolving Consciousness: The Very Idea!

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      Pages 243-258

      Mind or Mechanism: Which Came First?

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      Pages 259-269

      Origins of the Qualitative Aspects of Consciousness: Evolutionary Answers to Chalmers’ Hard Problem

  6. PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271

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      Pages 273-287

      Neuropragmatism on the Origins of Conscious Minding

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      Pages 289-299

      Not So Exceptional: Away from Chomskian Saltationism and Towards a Naturally Gradual Account of Mindfulness

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      Pages 301-326

      Mental Organs and the Origins of Mind

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      Pages 327-339

      Mnemo-psychography: The Origin of Mind and the Problem of Biological Memory Storage

  7. SYNTHETIC INTELLIGENCE

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 341-341

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      Pages 343-360

      Minimal Mind

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      Pages 361-381

      Concept Combination and the Origins of Complex Cognition

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      Pages 383-397

      The Mind of the Noble Ape in Three Simulations

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