Review of Terrence W. Deacon, The Symbolic Species [Book Review]

Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (5-6):746-748 (1998)
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Terrence Deacon has constructed a tome in which he unleashes his considerable learning in quest of several answers to the question, ‘What are we?’ He is uniquely qualified to take an approach which details the origin and development of, first, language, then the brain, and, lastly, their ‘co-evolution.’ Described on the jacket as ‘a world-renowned researcher in neuroscience and evolutionary anthropology,’ all of his background is called upon at various times to pull together the mass of data and supposition that Deacon brings to the table.
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