Origins of the Modern Mind (Paperback)

Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition

By Merlin Donald

Harvard University Press, 9780674644847, 424pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 1993

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This bold and brilliant book asks the ultimate question of the life sciences: How did the human mind acquire its incomparable power? In seeking the answer, Merlin Donald traces the evolution of human culture and cognition from primitive apes to artificial intelligence, presenting an enterprising and original theory of how the human mind evolved from its presymbolic form.