Thought in a Hostile World: The Evolution of Human Cognition
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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.