• Enrique
    68
    This isn't a pure philosophy issue, but maybe someone has some ideas, knows of some resources, or wants to do some research. Do different principles apply in describing the evolutionary development and ontogenesis of human cognition vs. that of less conceptual species vs. a non-cognitive system such as blood circulation? Historically, how have the relative forms of brains, nervous systems and bodies morphed, and what relationship does this process have to current maturation, especially the human kind?
  • fdrake
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    This is a whole field/. Not just confined to humans.
  • Pantagruel
    414
    You could look into areas like encephalization. I have an excellent book entitled "Conceptual issues in Evolutionary Biology"- a few years old now but a really wide and deep resource. "Topobiology" is another one.
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