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« on: 2004-01-04 14:56:51 »
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Thanks for the suggestion, Mark.

David

Mark Stagg wrote:
> Thought the following book would make a worthy addition to your
> reading list.
>
> Pinker, S., How the Mind works, Penguin Press Science, 1999.
>
> A convincing marrying of the theories of natural selection and the
> computational theory of mind. The basic idea being the mind comprised
> of a multitute of "mental organs" each selected to perform a range of
> different tasks (foraging, finding a mate, outwitting rivals etc.) 
>
> Pinker covers a lot of ground right from how we percieve the world
> (and why we see it as we do) through to our higher cognitive fuctions
> and a brief mention of memetics. The chapters on the Darwinian
> evolution of emotional feeling is particularly interesting. 
>
> The scope of the book is quite broad and could fit quite happily in
> several categories:
>
> Philosopy of Mind
> Evolution
> Cognitive Science
>
> Yrs.,
>
> Mark Stagg
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« Reply #1 on: 2004-11-27 10:47:35 »
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harold nickolds wrote:

> you might look at "Culture Consciousness and the games of God" by Nick
> Nickolds in the catagories of consciousness and culture

> harold nickolds
> nickolds@earthlink.net <mailto:nickolds@earthlink.net>
> Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.


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