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Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Geoffrey Lloyd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents a study of the problems posed by the unity and diversity of the human mind. On the one hand, as humans we all share broadly the same anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and certain ... More


Introduction

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Introduction argues that cognition is influenced first by neurophysiological and biochemical factors, secondly by cultural, social, political and ideological ones and thirdly by the subject ... More


Colour Perception

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Ever since the famous study by Berlin and Kay (1969), colour perception has been cited as one of the prime examples where, despite great surface diversity, robust cross-cultural universals can be ... More


Spatial Cognition

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses spatial cognition in humans. It examines the study by Levinson (2003) which identified diversities in human spatial cognition. It compares the findings on spatial cognition ... More


Nature versus Culture Reassessed

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The dichotomy between nature and culture constitutes a key element in the articulating framework of several intellectual disciplines. The dichotomy is of particular importance for the study of the ... More


Empathy, Psychic Unity, Anger, and Shame: Learning about Personhood in a Remote Aboriginal Community

Victoria K. Burbank

in People and Change in Indigenous Australia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867966
eISBN:
9780824876920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867966.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Psychic unity is a fraught concept in anthropology and related fields, yet, I argue, even those of us who doubt the existence of a shared human nature carry an expectation of it into the field. ... More


The Dependence of Sociocultural Anthropology on Theological Anthropology

Timothy Larsen and Daniel J. King

in Theologically Engaged Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797852
eISBN:
9780191839177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797852.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that classic Christian theological anthropology has emphasized that all human beings are part of the one human family descending from Adam and Eve, created in the image of God, ... More


Beyond Instincts

Daniel L. Everett

in Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226070766
eISBN:
9780226401430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401430.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the failings of an understanding of mankind that takes for granted psychic unity and shared innate instincts among all men, and the implications of these failings for research ... More


Beyond Human Nature

Daniel L. Everett

in Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226070766
eISBN:
9780226401430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401430.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes up the question of human nature from both a biological/behavioural perspective and the perspective or a shared innate knowledge which informs the human experience. It maintains ... More


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