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851-0125-62L  On the Relation Between Nature and Social Culture in Human Cognition and Action

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersL. Wingert
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractHow should we human beings understand ourselves according to our best knowledge about us, the social world, human history and nature? What are the relationsships between biological and socio-cultural determinants of our thinking and doing? Michael Tomasello, psychologist, and social philosopher, has answered these questions in a thought provoking way. His answers will be studied and examined.
Objective
LiteratureMichael Tomasello, A Natural History of Human Thinking, Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press 2014.

Michael Tomasello, A Natural History of Human Morality, Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press 2016.

Michael Tomasello, Why We Cooperate, Cambridge, Ma: MIT-Press 2009.