LINGUIST List 15.459

Wed Feb 4 2004

Books: Cognitive Science: Sterelny

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  1. jobrien, Thought in a Hostile World: Sterelny

Message 1: Thought in a Hostile World: Sterelny

Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 14:54:24 -0500 (EST)
From: jobrien <jobrienblackwellpublishing.com>
Subject: Thought in a Hostile World: Sterelny


Title: Thought in a Hostile World
Subtitle: The Evolution of Human Cognition
 
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com 
 
Book URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=063118886X&site=1 

Author: Kim Sterelny, Victoria University of Wellington 

Hardback: ISBN: 06311886X, Pages: 280, Price: 64.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0631188878, Pages: 280, Price: 29.95

 
Abstract:

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.

-Features an exploration of the evolution of human cognition.
-Written by one of today's foremost philosophers of mind and language.
-Presents a set of analytic tools for thinking about cognition and its
 evolution.
-Offers a critique of nativist, modular versions of evolutionary
 psychology, rejecting the example of language as a model for thinking
 about human cognitive capacities.
-Applies to the areas of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and
 evolutionary psychology


Lingfield(s):	Cognitive Science 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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