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The Resource Connections : brain, mind, and culture in a social anthropology, Stephen P. Reyna

Connections : brain, mind, and culture in a social anthropology, Stephen P. Reyna

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Connections : brain, mind, and culture in a social anthropology
Title
Connections
Title remainder
brain, mind, and culture in a social anthropology
Statement of responsibility
Stephen P. Reyna
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Connections unites two warring intellectual traditions - hermeneutics and cognitive neuroscience - proposing that brain structures form a cultural neurohermeneutic system which functions like a bow firing arrows linking past and future realities. This system is a connector in human affairs and can explain everyday life. Its precise anatomy remains speculative, but enough is known to hypothesize that it functions as an interpretive hierarchy that permits individuals to make increasingly complex interpretations of social events on the basis of cultural memory." "This book also marries another odd couple. Because 'string being' involves people's actions, and because these are understood to be social phenomena, the anthropology outlined here is very much a social one. However, Reyna argues that it is also Boasian, because it recognizes and embraces the relationship between the biological and cultural. He proposes that a Boasian social anthropology might be a way to make anthropology the central social, cultural, and biological discipline for studying the human condition." "This challenging work rethinks a number of topics crucial to understanding the human condition - brain, mind, culture, the social, and causality. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, it will be essential reading for anyone studying and practicing anthropology, as well as philosophers of the mind, psychologists, and cognitive scientists."--BOOK JACKET
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Reyna, Stephen P
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Culture
  • Cognition and culture
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Neurobiology
  • Hermeneutics
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Connections : brain, mind, and culture in a social anthropology, Stephen P. Reyna
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Bungled connections -- pt. 2. The connector -- pt. 3. Coda
Control code
ocm56360093
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 220 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203398159
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unknown
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)56360093
Label
Connections : brain, mind, and culture in a social anthropology, Stephen P. Reyna
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Bungled connections -- pt. 2. The connector -- pt. 3. Coda
Control code
ocm56360093
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203398159
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56360093

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