We Have Never Been Too Abstract

  • Yair Neuman
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


If the dynamic, the concrete and the whole stand at the heart of our sign system, our mind and our unique form of being-in-the-world, how is it that our universe is conceived as reified and fragmented? A possible answer is that we have undergone a form of cultural evolution that transformed us from a concrete, holistic and operational form of existence to an abstract form of existence. This idea of cultural evolution is examined in the current chapter.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yair Neuman
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  1. 1.Ben-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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