LIVING LOGIC: SELF-ORGANIZATION AND REPLICATION ARE NOT ENOUGH
TERRENCE DEACON received a Masters Degree in Education (1979) and a PhD in Biological Anthropology (1984), both at Harvard University. He has been a Professor at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Boston University, and most recently the University of California at Berkeley, where he is currently Chair of the Department of Anthropology and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and edited volumes, and is the author of the books "The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain" and "Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter". His bench research has mostly focused on the evolution of human brains, comparative and developmental neuroanatomy, and cross-species fetal neural transplantation. Besides evolutionary biology and neuroscience he has had a career-long interest in the philosophical and semiotic theories of the American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and traces many of his novel approaches to the nature of life and mind to ideas that Peirce originally suggested.