What is the human? Eric Gans and the structure of the hypothesis

Chris Fleming, John O'Carroll

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    Abstract

    This chapter identifies and then analyses the key dimensions of the originary hypothesis proposed by Eric Gans and the writers of generative anthropology. In the course of this analysis, it argues that some are weighted more heavily than others, and indeed, that one group of ideas follows from the initial claim about the original of language per se and especially, the reasons for the genesis of language in appropriative and competitive mimetic behaviours. The article concludes by addressing potential objections to the originary hypothesis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Originary hypothesis
    Subtitle of host publicationa minimal proposal for humanistic inquiry
    EditorsAdam Katz
    Place of PublicationAurora, Colorado, USA
    PublisherThe Davies Group
    Pages271-298
    Number of pages28
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781888570366
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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