Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Kekulé Problem

The Kekulé Problem

Where did language come from? Cormac McCarthy explores the uniquely human capability of near infinite expressive power arising through a combinatorial grammar built on the foundations of a far more ancient animal brain. How have these two evolutionary systems become reconciled? Cormac expresses this tension as the deep suspicion, perhaps even contempt, that the primeval unconscious feels toward the upstart, conscious language.

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