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Our evolving beliefs about evolved misbelief

Abstract:
The commentaries raise a host of challenging issues and reflect a broad range of views. Some commentators doubt that there is any convincing evidence for adaptive misbelief, and remain (in our view, unduly) wedded to our "default presumption" that misbelief is maladaptive. Others think that the evidence for adaptive misbelief is so obvious, and so widespread, that the label "default presumption" is disingenuous. We try to chart a careful course between these opposing perspectives.
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0140525X09991555

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology and Mind,Centre for
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Institution:
Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Department:
The Center for Cognitive Studies
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
6
Pages:
541-561
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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1469-1825
ISSN:
0140-525X
URN:
uuid:7bb6f522-9738-4d79-9433-1118a0dfa8a9
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ora:3477
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English
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