Neanderthal cognitive equivalence: Epistemological problems and a critical analysis from radical embodiment

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dc.contributor.advisor Harvati, Katerina (Prof. Dr.) Garofoli, Duilio 2015-07-23T13:33:03Z 2015-07-23T13:33:03Z 2015
dc.identifier.other 442571437 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract The current project consists of three interconnected components. First, it aims to establish an epistemological framework for selecting alternative theories in the cognitive archaeology domain. Second, it purposes to eliminate the conditions of necessity that are considered to connect the production and use of early body ornaments to abstract shared concepts and theory of mind. Third, it aims to argue that material engagement with non-symbolic material scaffolds is necessary to the emergence of symbolism and meta-representational abilities. A combination of notions from radical embodied cognitive science and situated concepts it is used to support this eliminativist attempt. Overall, this analysis aims to advance some doubts on the idea that the presence of early body ornaments in the archaeological record of Middle Palaeolithic populations constrains the existence of mental capabilities that are considered as signature of modern human cognition. If embodied strategies could be in principle implemented by primitive mental architectures to produce early body ornaments, then these artefacts would not suffice to prove the thesis of cognitive equivalence between ornament-makers and modern populations. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Neandertal de_DE
dc.subject.classification Neandertaler de_DE
dc.subject.classification Körperschmuck de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 500 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 550 de_DE
dc.subject.other radical embodiment en
dc.subject.other early body ornaments en
dc.subject.other cognitive archaeology en
dc.subject.other material engagement en
dc.title Neanderthal cognitive equivalence: Epistemological problems and a critical analysis from radical embodiment en
dc.type PhDThesis de_DE
dcterms.dateAccepted 2015-07-07
utue.publikation.fachbereich Geographie, Geoökologie, Geowissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 7 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal cognitive-perspectives de_DE
utue.opus.portalzaehlung 2.00000 de_DE
utue.publikation.source Cognitive perspectives in tool behaviour ; 2 de_DE
utue.publikation.reihenname Cognitive perspectives in tool behaviour en
utue.publikation.zsausgabe 2, 2015
utue.publikation.dnbzstitelid 362531307


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