Thought in a Hostile World: The Evolution of Human Cognition

Thought in a Hostile World: The Evolution of Human Cognition

Kim Sterelny

Language: English

Pages: 280

ISBN: B000VA4SCK

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


WINNER OF THE 2004 LAKATOS AWARD!

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.

  • Featuresan 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.

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