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Terrence Deacon Part 2: Consciousness, Semiotics, Symbolism and Language

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This is Part 2 of the conversation with Dr. Terrence Deacon: Consciousness, Semiotics, Symbolism and Language.

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00:00 Consciousness, and unconscious mental processes

06:52 Semiotics, and studying how we deal with symbols 

16:51 The biological bases of language 

28:30 Cultural sources to understand the evolution of language 

40:39 Follow Dr. Deacon’s work! 

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS: KARIN LIETZCKE, ANN BLANCHETTE, JUNOS, SCIMED, PER HELGE HAAKSTD LARSEN, LAU GUERREIRO, RUI BELEZA, MIGUEL ESTRADA, ANTÓNIO CUNHA, CHANTEL GELINAS, JIM FRANK, JERRY MULLER, FRANCIS FORD, AND HANS FREDRIK SUNDE!

I also leave you with the link to a recent montage video I did with the interviews I have released until the end of June 2018:

https://youtu.be/efdb18WdZUo

And check out my playlists on:

PSYCHOLOGY: https://tinyurl.com/ybalf8km

PHILOSOPHY: https://tinyurl.com/yb6a7d3p

ANTHROPOLOGY: https://tinyurl.com/y8b42r7g

Jul 20 2019 · 43mins
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Terrence Deacon Part 1: Absence and Constraints, from Physics to Mental Phenomena

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This is Part 1 of the conversation with Dr. Terrence Deacon: Absence and Constraints, from Physics to Mental Phenomena.

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01:32 Dr. Deacon’s interdisciplinary approach

06:04 Life and the second law of thermodynamics 

09:38 The concept of absence and constraints   

17:02 Homeodynamics, morphodynamics, and teleodynamics 

26:22 Information from a Physics perspective 

37:04 Emergence and how to get to mental phenomena 

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS: KARIN LIETZCKE, ANN BLANCHETTE, JUNOS, SCIMED, PER HELGE HAAKSTD LARSEN, LAU GUERREIRO, RUI BELEZA, MIGUEL ESTRADA, ANTÓNIO CUNHA, CHANTEL GELINAS, JIM FRANK, JERRY MULLER, FRANCIS FORD, AND HANS FREDRIK SUNDE!

I also leave you with the link to a recent montage video I did with the interviews I have released until the end of June 2018:

https://youtu.be/efdb18WdZUo

And check out my playlists on:

PSYCHOLOGY: https://tinyurl.com/ybalf8km

PHILOSOPHY: https://tinyurl.com/yb6a7d3p

ANTHROPOLOGY: https://tinyurl.com/y8b42r7g

Jul 19 2019 · 49mins
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#119 Terrence Deacon: Incomplete Nature, from Physics to Mind

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Dr. Terrence Deacon is currently Professor of Anthropology and member of the Cognitive Science faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. His theoretical interests include the study of evolution-like processes at multiple levels, including their role in embryonic development, neural signal processing, language change, social processes, and focusing especially on how these different processes interact and depend on each other. Professor Deacon's research has combined human evolutionary biology and neuroscience, with the aim of investigating the evolution of human cognition. He’s the author of The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain, and his most recent book, Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter, explores the relationship between thermodynamic, self-organizing, evolutionary and semiotic processes and provides a new technical conception of information that explains both its representational and normative properties.

In this episode, we cover some of the major topics of Incomplete Nature, including: the second law of thermodynamics; absence and constraints; homeodynamics, morphodynamics, and teleodynamics; information; emergence; how we get from Physics to mental phenomena. We also talk about language and semiotics, including the biological bases of language, and how to study its evolution.

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01:17 What is theory of mind, and how did it evolve?

09:38 The concept of absence and constraints         

17:02 Homeodynamics, morphodynamics, and teleodynamics      

26:22 Information from a Physics perspective      

37:04 Emergence and how to get to mental phenomena  

49:13 Consciousness, and unconscious mental processes

56:05 Semiotics, and studying how we deal with symbols 

1:06:04 The biological bases of language 

1:17:43 Cultural sources to understand the evolution of language  

1:29:52 Follow Dr. Deacon’s work!  

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Follow Dr. Deacon’s work:

Faculty page: https://tinyurl.com/y83a3cov

The Symbolic Species: https://tinyurl.com/yc3tv5du

Incomplete Nature: https://tinyurl.com/y9mkubr4

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS: KARIN LIETZCKE, ANN BLANCHETTE, JUNOS, SCIMED, PER HELGE HAAKSTD LARSEN, LAU GUERREIRO, RUI BELEZA, MIGUEL ESTRADA, ANTÓNIO CUNHA, CHANTEL GELINAS, JIM FRANK, JERRY MULLER, FRANCIS FORD, AND HANS FREDRIK SUNDE!

I also leave you with the link to a recent montage video I did with the interviews I have released until the end of June 2018:

https://youtu.be/efdb18WdZUo

And check out my playlists on:

PSYCHOLOGY: https://tinyurl.com/ybalf8km

PHILOSOPHY: https://tinyurl.com/yb6a7d3p

ANTHROPOLOGY: https://tinyurl.com/y8b42r7g

Jul 18 2019 · 1hr 32mins
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CARTA: Domestication and Human Evolution – Terrence Deacon: The Domesticated Brain

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In this talk Terrence Deacon (UC Berkeley) describes how the signature pattern of specific brain structure changes can provide evidence to distinguish between the processes associated with domestication. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 28898]
Dec 15 2014 · 21mins
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CARTA: Domestication and Human Evolution – Terrence Deacon: The Domesticated Brain

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In this talk Terrence Deacon (UC Berkeley) describes how the signature pattern of specific brain structure changes can provide evidence to distinguish between the processes associated with domestication. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 28898]
Dec 15 2014 · 21mins
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Extra: Terrence Deacon on Books and Ideas

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Episode 47 of Books and Ideas is being released simultaneously in the Brain Science Podcast feed. It is an interview with Terrence Deacon, PhD., author of "Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter." We talk about the ongoing quest to explain the emergence of life, mind, and purpose using the known laws of physics (with out the need for any supernatural extras).

Click here for complete show notes or visit booksandideas.com.

Click here for free episode transcript.

You can send Dr. Campbell feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com or post feed on the Books and Ideas Fan Page on Facebook.

Jul 16 2012 · 1hr 6mins
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BI 47 Terrence Deacon: "Incomplete Nature"

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Episode 47 of Books and Ideas is being released simultaneously in the Brain Science Podcast feed. It is an interview with Terrence Deacon, PhD., author of "Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter." We talk about the ongoing quest to explain the emergence of life, mind, and purpose using the known laws of physics (with out the need for any supernatural extras).

For complete show notes and free episode transcripts please visit http://booksandideas.com/.

You can send Dr. Campbell feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com or post feed on the Books and Ideas Fan Page on Facebook.

Jul 14 2012 · 1hr 6mins