What Is a Human?: Language, Mind, and Culture (Paperback)

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Part 1

Chapter 2: Terman

Chapter 3: Humans

Chapter 4: More than Animals?

Chapter 5: Human-Made Monsters

Chapter 6: Conclusion to Part 1

Part 2

Chapter 7: Fetishes

Chapter 8: Examples of Fetishes

Chapter 9: Doubling Fetishes

Chapter 10: The Imaginarium

Chapter 11: The Conscious Brain

Chapter 12: The Gang of Six

Chapter 13: Language

Chapter 14: Stress and the State

Chapter 15. Another Attempt to Answer Our Question

Chapter 16: Conclusion to Part 2

Part 3

Chapter 17: Inter-Human Artefacts

Chapter 18: Embodied Meaning

Chapter 19: Specific Universals

Chapter 20: Morality

Chapter 21: The Examined Life

Chapter 22: Conclusion to Part 3

Part 4

Chapter 23: Plug-And-Play

Chapter 24: Morality Again

Chapter 25: Affinity

Chapter 26: Conclusions to Part 4

Chapter 27: Conclusion to Book

About the Author


James Paul Gee retired from academics in 2020 to live and work on his small farm. He was the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies and a Regents' Professor at Arizona State University, USA, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Education. He received his PhD in theoretical linguistics from Stanford University in 1975. In his career he was tenured at seven universities and held endowed chairs in three of them. He has published widely in linguistics, social theory, learning science, education, and on video games and learning.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783030503819
ISBN-10: 303050381X
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2020
Pages: 276
Language: English