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Michelangelo's finger : an exploration of everyday transcendence

Author: Raymond Tallis
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proposes that the index finger and the gesture of pointing distinguishes humans from other species, and that the symbolism behind different types of pointing may have played an important part in human evolution and development.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Tallis
ISBN: 9780300166484 0300166486 9780300177732 0300177739
OCLC Number: 601346502
Description: xxii, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: How to point : a primer for Martians --
What it takes to be a pointer --
Do animals get the point? --
People who don't point --
Pinning language to the world --
Pointing and power --
Assisted pointing and pointing by proxy --
The transcendent animal : pointing and the beyond.
Responsibility: Raymond Tallis.

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Proposes that the index finger and the gesture of pointing distinguishes humans from other species, and that the symbolism behind different types of pointing may have played an important part in human evolution and development.

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