Dr. Marks will explore the emergence of a concept of self from the evidence of primatology, paleoanthropology, and ethnology. Specifically he will examine the evolutionary origin of a social self (as a family member), a cultural self (as a thinker and actor in locally specific and appropriate ways), and a zoological self (as a bipedal hominoid). How did we come to create and occupy these diverse roles – including spouse, in-law, and naked ape – none of which is applicable to chimpanzees? Stay tuned.
Dr. Marks is a Professor of Anthropology at the University, North Carolina, Charlotte and is the author of Is Science Racist? (Polity, 2017), Tales of the Ex-Apes: How We Think About Human Evolution (Berkeley, 2015).
This event is generously sponsored by CSUN's Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program.
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