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Behind the mirror : a search for a natural history of human knowledge

Author: Konrad Lorenz
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978, ©1973.
Series: Harvest/HBJ book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvest/HBJ edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Konrad Lorenz
ISBN: 0156117762 9780156117760
OCLC Number: 3843411
Notes: Translation of Die Rückseite des Spiegels.
"A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
Description: 261 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Life as a process of learning --
Creation of new system characteristics --
Strata of existence --
Short-term information gain --
Adaptive modifications of behaviour --
Feedback of experience: conditioning by reinforcement --
Roots of conceptual thought --
Human kind --
Culture as a living system --
Factors making for the ivnariance of culture --
Culture and change --
Symbols and language --
Aimlessness of cultural development --
Oscillation and fluctuation as cognitive functions --
Behind the mirror.
Series Title: Harvest/HBJ book.
Other Titles: Rückseite des Spiegels.
Responsibility: Konrad Lorenz ; translated by Ronald Taylor.

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