Sterelny Kim, The Australian National University, Philosophy Department, Faculty Member. Studies Evolutionary Biology, Archaeology, and Philosophy. 8 Results Visit ‘s Kim Sterelny Page and shop for all Kim Sterelny books. Check out Kim Sterelny. Follow . by Kim Sterelny and Paul E. Griffiths. “Written with both clarity and rigor, Thought in a HostileWorld is a richly informed and sophisticated account of theevolution of complex cognition. Sterelny’s.

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Only 3 left in stock – order soon. Sign in Create an account. Todd DeKayMartie G. That selective theory explains important aspects of the community organization of science, an organization which is central to scientific progress.

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A Slice of History. I found the material on the evolution of cooperation, the way humans epistemically engineer their environment, and strrelny enlightening. K Sterelny Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 9 4, Cause and effect in biology revisited: Author unknown – manuscript. Rational Choice in The Neolithic?

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Are you an author? Thought in a Hostile World is an exploration of the evolution of cognition, especially human cognition, by one of today’s foremost philosophers of biology and of mind.

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In the human case, much niche construction is epistemic: The Return of the Gene more.

I shall argue that extended mind cases are limiting cases of environmental scaffolding, and while the extended mind picture is not false, the niche construction model is a more helpful framework for understanding human action.

Available for download now. This book incorporated a number of the positions developed in previous articles on the range of topics in the philosophy of biology. The Evolution of Human Cognition. This book provides a Darwinian account of the nature and evolution of human cognitive capacities, and is an important alternative to nativist accounts familiar from evolutionary psychology.

The previous reviewer is exactly right. This argument is reminiscent of the Lancaster-Intriligator model of consumption, a model that makes much stereony sense than the traditional consumer model.

Though the very ambitious programs of evolutionary epistemology are in trouble, there is space for one which is not a trivial redescription of what everyone already knows, but which is sensitive to the peculiarities of its domain. Bence Nanay – – In H. Sterelny argues also, reasonably enough, that simple organisms simply have “sensations,” whereas complex animals have “preferences,” which are themselves highly complex representations of categories of sterleny that satisfy specific needs.

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Read more Read less. Development, Evolution, and Adaptation more. Gould argues for a hierarchical conception of the living world and of the Science Logic and Mathematics. Sterelny attacks his investigation of the attributes of mind from evidence from any field available.


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He states “the development of evolutionary biology since is one of the great intellectual achievements of science. Ships from and sold by Amazon. It does not defend a global claim about the overall contingency of history. Niche construction for humans takes the form of humans creating the very environment to which their own genetic development is subjected, so the combination of group selection and kij culture leads to gene-culture coevolution [Sterelny does not use this term], the dynamic phenomenon that accounts for human nature.

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The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behaviour. These lectures build on the non-nativist Darwinian approach of Thought in a Hostile World, while providing a discussion of a great deal of recent work by other philosophers, biological anthropologists and ecologists, gene-culture co-evolution theorists, and evolutionary game theorists.

Kiim, natural selection depends for its power on the specifics of its domain, so I doubt that there is much point in seeing a selective regime in science as an instance of a more general family of selective regimes.