The Abstraction Engine: Extracting patterns in language, mind and brain

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The main thesis of this book is that abstraction, far from being confined to higher formsof cognition, language and logical reasoning, has actually been a major driving forcethroughout the evolution of creatures with brains. It is manifest in emotive as well as rationalthought. Wending its way through the various facets of abstraction, the book attemptsto clarify – and relate – the often confusing meanings of the word ‘abstract’ that one mayencounter even within the same discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages192
ISBN (Print)978 90 272 1361 7
ISBN (Electronic)978 90 272 6584 5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Bibliographical note

Advances in Consciousness Research
ISSN: 1381-589X
Bind: 94

ID: 176446858