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Becoming Human

The Development of Language, Self, and Self-Consciousness

  • Authors
  • John V. Canfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  3. John V. Canfield
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 169-186

About this book

Introduction

This book is a philosophical examination of the stages in our journey from hominid to human. Dealing with the nature and origin of language, self-consciousness, and the religious ideal of a return to Eden, it has a philosophical anthropology approach. It provides an account of our place in nature consistent with both empiricism and mysticism.

Keywords

anthropology consciousness corpus empiricism hominid language mysticism nature philosophy stage

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