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Our Own Minds Sociocultural Grounds for Self-Consciousness

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ISBN-10: 0262026376

ISBN-13: 9780262026376

Edition: 2010

Authors: Radu J. Bogdan

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In Our Own Minds,Radu Bogdan takes a developmental perspective on consciousness-its functional design in particular-and proposes that children's functional capacity for consciousness is assembled during development out of a variety of ontogenetic adaptations that respond mostly to sociocultural challenges specific to distinct stages of childhood. Young human minds develop self-consciousness-in the broad sense of being conscious of the self's mental and behavioral relatedness to the world-because they face extraordinary and escalating sociocultural pressures that cannot be handled without setting in motion a complex executive machinery of self-regulation under the guidance of an increasingly…    
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Book details

List price: $7.75
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/3/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Radu J. Bogdan is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science and Director of the Cognitive Studies Program at Tulane University and Regular Guest Professor and Director of the OPEN MIND master program in cognitive science, University of Bucharest, Romania. He is the author of Our Own Minds: Sociocultural Grounds for Self-Consciousness (MIT Press, 2010) and other books.