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ERIC Number: EJ793050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Language and Character
Barrow, Robin
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v3 n3 p267-279 2004
Recent empirical research into the brain, while reinforcing the view that we are extensively "programmed", does not refute the idea of a distinctive human mind. The human mind is primarily a product of the human capacity for a distinctive kind of language. Human language is thus what gives us our consciousness, reasoning capacity and autonomy. To study and understand the human, however, is ultimately a task beyond empirical disciplines such as psychology. Literature is the repository of wisdom relating to humanity and as such needs to be emphasized more in education. (Contains 8 notes.)
Descriptors: Brain, Psychology, Literature
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Language: English
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