The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture And Cognition by Peter CarruthersThe Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture And Cognition by Peter Carruthers

The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture And Cognition

EditorPeter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, Stephen Stich

Paperback | January 17, 2007

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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 innateelements? 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.
Peter Carruthers is Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland. Stephen Laurence is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Hang Seng Center for Cognitive Studies at University of Sheffield. Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Philosophy...
Title:The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture And CognitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:January 17, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of Contributors1. TOM SIMPSON, University of York, STEPHEN STICH, Rutgers University, PETER CARRUTHERS, University of Maryland, and STEPHEN LAURENCE, University of Sheffield: Introduction: Culture and the Innate MindPART ONE: LEARNING, CULTURE, AND EVOLUTION2. ROBERT BOYD, University of California at Los Angeles; PETER RICHERSON, University of California at Davis: Culture, Adaptation, and Innateness3. PAUL ROZIN, University of Pennsylvania: About 17 (+/- 2) Potential Principles about Links Between the Innate Mind and Culture: Preadaptation, Predispositions, Preferences, Pathways, and Domains4. DANIEL FESSLER, University of California at Los Angeles: Steps Towards an Evolutionary Psychology of a Culture-Dependent Species5. DAVID SLOAN WILSON, Binghampton: Human Groups as Adaptive Units: Toward a Permanent Consensus6. PAUL GRIFFITHS, University of Queensland: The Baldwin Effect and Genetic Assimilation: Contrasting Explanatory Foci and Gene Concepts in Two Approaches to an Evolutionary Process7. DAVID PAPINEAU, King's College London: The Baldwin Effect and Genetic Assimilation: Reply to Griffiths8. MARCUS GIAQUINTO, University College London: Mental Number LinesPART TWO: MODULARITY AND COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE9. MICHAEL SIEGAL, University of Sheffield and LUCA SURIAN, University of Trieste: Modularity in Language and Theory of Mind: What is the Evidence?10. DAN SPERBER, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris and LAWRENCE HIRSCHFELD, University of Michigan: Culture and Modularity11. PETER TODD, Indiana University at Bloomington and ANNERIEKE HEUVELINK, Vrije University, Amsterdam: Shaping Social Environments with Simple Recognition Heuristics12. PETER CARRUTHERS, University of Maryland: Simple Heuristics Meet Massive Modularity13. H CLARK BARRETT, University of California at Los Angeles: Modularity and Design Reincarnation14. KIM STERELNY, Victoria University in Wellington and Australian National University: Cognitive Load and Human Decision, or, Three Ways of Rolling the Rock UphillPART THREE: MORALITY, NORMS, AND RELIGION15. SUSAN DWYER, University of Maryland Baltimore County: How Good is the Linguistic Analogy?16. RICHARD JOYCE, Australian National University: Is Human Morality Innate?17. CHANDRA SEKHA SRIPADA, University of Michigan and STEPHEN STICH, Rutgers University: A Framework for the Psychology of Norms18. SCOTT ATRAN, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, and University of Michigan: Religions Innate Origins and Evolutionary BackgroundReferences

Editorial Reviews

"This is a fantastic volume. It beautifully answers the tired complaint that we need to get beyond the simple nature/nurture dichotomy. This collection of essays represents a striking advance in our understanding of both nativism and culture. It also provides the basis for a bright future incharting how innate and cultural components interact. Together with the other Innate Mind volumes assembled by this team, this volume represents a real landmark in the development of nativism."--Shaun Nichols, University of Arizona, and author of Sentimental Rules and co-author ofMindreading.