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24%OFFGary Marcus - Kluge - 9780571236527 - V9780571236527
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Kluge

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Description for Kluge Paperback. Presents an analogy for the way the human mind has evolved. Arguing against a whole tradition that praises our human minds as the most perfect result of evolution, this book shows how imperfect and ill-adapted our brains really are. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: PSX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 195 x 127 x 15. Weight in Grams: 180.
A 'kluge' is an engineering term for a makeshift solution, an inelegant construction that somehow works. This is Gary Marcus's analogy for the way the human mind has evolved. Arguing against a whole tradition that praises our human minds as the most perfect result of evolution, Marcus shows how imperfect and ill-adapted our brains really are. They have had to adapt from the environment of our early hominid origins to a complex world in which our penchant for short-term satisfactions is literally fatal. We are prone to rages, addictions and other habits that limit our capacity for rational action in ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Faber & Faber United Kingdom
Number of pages
224
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
Weight
180g
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780571236527
SKU
V9780571236527
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99-93

About Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus is a Professor of Psychology at New York University and Director of the NYU Infant Language Learning Center. A high-school dropout, Marcus received his PhD at the age of twenty-three from MIT, where he was mentored by Steven Pinker. He was tenured professor by the time he was thirty. The author of The Birth of the Mind ... Read more

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