Mental and physical construction as co-evolutes in anthropogeny

Session Date: 
Oct 11, 2024

A key to anthropogeny as expressed in both language and architecture is that of construction – both the mental construction of ideas and the physical construction of tools, habitations, and in due course diverse buildings and, in some cases, towns and cities (Arbib, 2012, 2021). The framework for all this is EvoDevoSocio – the idea that biological evolution yields biological mechanisms for both development and adult function of members of a species, but that social interaction is an important part of that environment, and that in humans cultural evolution has played the crucial role in changing the social, physical and increasingly symbolic and technological environments in which most humans now develop.