The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition

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Harvard University Press, Apr 15, 2019 - Psychology - 368 pages
For 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emotional centers of the brain were hard at work. Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel help us understand the evolution of the mind by exploring this more primal capability that we share with other animals: the power to feel, which is the root of so much that makes us uniquely human.
 

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Contents

The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
Why a New Paradigm?
Reassessing Teleology
Social Intelligence from the Ground
Emotional Flexibility and the Evolution of Bioculture
The Ontogeny of Social Intelligence
Representation and Imagination
Language and Concepts
The Social Structure of Civilization
Religion Mythology and
Notes
References
Acknowledgments
Index
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