The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition

The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition

by Peter Carruthers
     
 

This is the second volume of a projected three-volume set on the subject of innateness. The volume is highly interdisciplinary, and addresses such question as: To what extent are mature cognitive capacities a reflection of particular cultures and to what extent are they a product of innate elements? How do innate elements interact with culture to achieve mature

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This is the second volume of a projected three-volume set on the subject of innateness. The volume is highly interdisciplinary, and addresses such question as: To what extent are mature cognitive capacities a reflection of particular cultures and to what extent are they a product of innate elements? How do innate elements interact with culture to achieve mature cognitive capacities? How do minds generate and shape cultures? How are cultures processed by minds? The volume will be of great importance to anyone interested in the interplay between culture and the innate mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195310146
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/04/2007
Series:
Evolution and Cognition Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
1. Introduction: Culture and the Innate Mind, TOM SIMPSON, University of York, STEPHEN STICH, Rutgers University, PETER CARRUTHERS, University of Maryland, and STEPHEN LAURENCE, University of Sheffield
PART ONE: LEARNING, CULTURE, AND EVOLUTION
2. Culture, Adaptation, and Innateness, ROBERT BOYD, University of California at Los Angeles; PETER RICHERSON, University of California at Davis
3. About 17 (+/- 2) Potential Principles about Links Between the Innate Mind and Culture: Preadaptation, Predispositions, Preferences, Pathways, and Domains, PAUL ROZIN, University of Pennsylvania
4. Steps Towards an Evolutionary Psychology of a Culture-Dependent Species, DANIEL FESSLER, University of California at Los Angeles
5. Human Groups as Adaptive Units: Toward a Permanent Consensus, DAVID SLOAN WILSON, Binghampton
6. The Baldwin Effect and Genetic Assimilation: Contrasting Explanatory Foci and Gene Concepts in Two Approaches to an Evolutionary Process, PAUL GRIFFITHS, University of Queensland
7. The Baldwin Effect and Genetic Assimilation: Reply to Griffiths, DAVID PAPINEAU, King's College London
8. Mental Number Lines, MARCUS GIAQUINTO, University College London
PART TWO: MODULARITY AND COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE
9. Modularity in Language and Theory of Mind: What is the Evidence?, MICHAEL SIEGAL, University of Sheffield and LUCA SURIAN, University of Trieste
10. Culture and Modularity, DAN SPERBER, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris and LAWRENCE HIRSCHFELD, University of Michigan
11. Shaping Social Environments with Simple Recognition Heuristics, PETER TODD, Indiana University at Bloomington and ANNERIEKE HEUVELINK, Vrije University, Amsterdam
12. Simple Heuristics Meet Massive Modularity, PETER CARRUTHERS, University of Maryland
13. Modularity and Design Reincarnation, H CLARK BARRETT, University of California at Los Angeles
14. Cognitive Load and Human Decision, or, Three Ways of Rolling the Rock Uphill, KIM STERELNY, Victoria University in Wellington and Australian National University
PART THREE: MORALITY, NORMS, AND RELIGION
15. How Good is the Linguistic Analogy?, SUSAN DWYER, University of Maryland Baltimore County
16. Is Human Morality Innate?, RICHARD JOYCE, Australian National University
17. A Framework for the Psychology of Norms, CHANDRA SEKHA SRIPADA, University of Michigan and STEPHEN STICH, Rutgers University
18. Religions Innate Origins and Evolutionary Background, SCOTT ATRAN, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, and University of Michigan
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