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Enquire Within: Cultural evolution and cognitive science

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Cultural evolution and cognitive science need each other. Cultural evolution needs cognitive science to find out whether the conditions necessary for Darwinian evolution are met in the cultural domain. Cognitive science needs cultural evolution to explain the origins of distinctively human cognitive processes. Focussing on the first question, I argue that cultural evolutionists can get empirical traction on third-way cultural selection by rooting the distinction between replication and rec...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1098/rstb.2017.0051

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Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
373
Pages:
20170051
Publication date:
2018-02-05
Acceptance date:
2017-09-21
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1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
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pubs:729939
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uri:e3fa4fa5-14a6-4dad-991d-ea1f9a535af2
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uuid:e3fa4fa5-14a6-4dad-991d-ea1f9a535af2
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pubs:729939

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