The Symbolic Species Evolved

  • Theresa Schilhab
  • Frederik Stjernfelt
  • Terrence Deacon

Part of the Biosemiotics book series (BSEM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Frederik Stjernfelt, Theresa Schilhab, Terrence W. Deacon
    Pages 1-5
  3. The Biosemiotic Connection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Terrence W. Deacon
      Pages 9-38
    3. Frederik Stjernfelt
      Pages 39-63
    4. Ahti-Veikko J. Pietarinen
      Pages 65-80
  4. The Prehistoric and Comparative Connection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Richard W. Byrne
      Pages 131-150
    3. Niels Bonde
      Pages 151-191
    4. Peter Gärdenfors, Ingar Brinck, Mathias Osvath
      Pages 193-222
  5. The Cognitive and Anthropological Connection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Harry Collins
      Pages 225-239
    3. Theresa Schilhab
      Pages 241-251
    4. Stefan Leijnen
      Pages 253-262
    5. Cathrine Hasse
      Pages 263-281
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About this book


Scientific considerations about the origin of humanity might not be entirely new. However, the articles in this volume present a spectrum/variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives which no doubt calls attention and dares to present the span of the problem. The reader is inspired to continuously push and re-think ways of thinking about the themes, instead of fixing and unequivocalizing and is forced to acknowledge a diversity of angles and the need of merging different approaches to achieve further insights on the central theme. The volume succinctly distils frontline research within different subfields by compiling contributions from widely acknowledged academics.


Biosemiotics Human cognition Human evolution Origin of language Thinking

Editors and affiliations

  • Theresa Schilhab
    • 1
  • Frederik Stjernfelt
    • 2
  • Terrence Deacon
    • 3
  1. 1., Danish School of EducationUniversity of ÅrhusKøbenhavnDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus CDenmark
  3. 3., Department of AnthropologyUniversity of BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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