The Resource Figments of reality : the evolution of the curious mind, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen

Figments of reality : the evolution of the curious mind, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen

Label
Figments of reality : the evolution of the curious mind
Title
Figments of reality
Title remainder
the evolution of the curious mind
Statement of responsibility
Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is the universe around us a figment of our imagination? Or are our minds figments of reality? In this refreshing new look at the evolution of mind and culture, bestselling authors Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen eloquently argue that our minds necessarily evolved in an inextricable link with culture and language. They go beyond conventional reductionist ideas to look at how the mind is the response of an evolving brain trying to grapple with a complex environment. Along the way they develop new and intriguing insights into the nature of evolution, science and humanity
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
153.4/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.S679 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Figments of reality : the evolution of the curious mind, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of life -- The reductionist nightmare -- Ant country -- Winning ways -- Universals and parochials -- Neural nests -- Features great and small -- What is it like to be a human? -- We wanted to have a chapter on free will, but we decided not to, so here it is -- Extelligence -- Simplex, complex, multiplex
Control code
ocm47010671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511541384
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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  • ebl142379
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.b36292503
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47010671
  • ebsco0511003366

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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