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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Title: Thought in a Hostile World
Subtitle: The Evolution of Human Cognition
Written By: Kim Sterelny
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=063118886X&site=1
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 063118886X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 68.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631188878
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 31.95