How We Became Human

How We Became Human

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How We Became Human: A Challenge to Psychoanalysis tackles the question of what distinguishes human beings from other animals. By interweaving psychoanalysis, biology, physics, anthropology, and philosophy, Julio Moreno advances a novel thesis: human beings are faulty animals in their understanding of the world around them. This quality renders humans capable of connecting with inconsistencies, those events or phenomena that their logic cannot understand. The ability to go beyond consistency is humansa€™ distinctive trait. It is the source of their creativity and of their ability to modify the environment they inhabit. On the basis of this connective-associative interplay, Moreno proposes a new approach to the links human beings create amongst themselves and with the world around them. This theory focuses on a key question: What is the difference between human beings and the other animals? From this perspective, Moreno seeks to reformulate many of the classic psychoanalytic, psychological, and anthropological postulates on childhood, links, and psychic change.The very jukebox that inspired Sir Medawar back in the 1950s is now a museum piecea€”MP3 and MP4 players store thousands or millions of digitized downloaded songs in a remarkably smaller space. Undoubtedly, machines change. So doanbsp;...

Title:How We Became Human
Author:Julio Moreno
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-03-06


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