Biosemiotics

The Symbolic Species Evolved

Editors: Schilhab, Theresa, Stjernfelt, Frederik, Deacon, Terrence (Eds.)

  • New perspectives on evolutionary cognition from some of the world’s leading researchers in the field
  • Gives a broad introduction to the range of perspectives on evolutionary cognition Includes up-to-date research from the author of
  • The symbolic species, Professor Terrence Deacon
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This anthology is a compilation of the best contributions from Symbolic Species Conferences I, II (which took place in 2006, 2007).

In 1997 the American anthropologist Terrence Deacon published The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain. The book is widely considered a seminal work in the subject of evolutionary cognition. However, Deacons book was the first step – further steps have had to be taken. The proposed anthology is such an important associate.

The contributions are written by a wide variety of scholars each with a unique view on evolutionary cognition and the questions raised by Terrence Deacon - emergence in evolution, the origin of language, the semiotic 'missing link', Peirce's semiotics in evolution and biology, biosemiotics, evolutionary cognition, Baldwinian evolution, the neuroscience of linguistic capacities as well as phylogeny of the homo species, primatology, embodied cognition and knowledge types.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction – Searching the Missing Links

    Stjernfelt, Frederik (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Beyond the Symbolic Species

    Deacon, Terrence W.

    Pages 9-38

  • The Evolution of Semiotic Self-Control

    Stjernfelt, Frederik

    Pages 39-63

  • Peirce and Deacon on the Meaning and Evolution of Language

    Pietarinen, Ahti-Veikko J.

    Pages 65-80

  • Semiosis Beyond Signs. On Two or Three Missing Links on the Way to Human Beings

    Sonesson, Göran

    Pages 81-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Symbolic Species Evolved
Editors
  • Theresa Schilhab
  • Frederik Stjernfelt
  • Terrence Deacon
Series Title
Biosemiotics
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2336-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2336-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2335-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9599-0
Series ISSN
1875-4651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 290
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