The Resource Evolutionary psychology and the propositional-attitudes : two mechanist manifestos, by Alex Walter, (electronic resource)

Evolutionary psychology and the propositional-attitudes : two mechanist manifestos, by Alex Walter, (electronic resource)

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Evolutionary psychology and the propositional-attitudes : two mechanist manifestos
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Evolutionary psychology and the propositional-attitudes
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two mechanist manifestos
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by Alex Walter
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eng
Summary
The two essays provide a critical examination of theory and research in the field of evolutionary psychology. The view advanced here is that philosophical materialism and minimalist assumptions about adaptation serve Darwinian psychology better than the more popular alternative view that relies on cognitive dualism and propositional-attitude psychology to formulate evolutionary psychology theory. A commitment to cognitive dualism is destined to undermine the physical basis of behavior upon which evolutionary theory depends. Many evolutionary psychologists do not see this but are seduced by the easy way in which hypotheses can be formulated using the ‘propositional-attitude’ model. The challenge is to develop a materialistic and mechanistic approach to understanding human cognition and behavior, including linguistic and social behavior
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Walter, Alex
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BF698.95
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.W35 2012
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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SpringerBriefs in Philosophy,
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  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Lifespan Development
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences humaines
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Evolutionary psychology and the propositional-attitudes : two mechanist manifestos, by Alex Walter, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Evolutionary Psychology and the Propositional-Attitudes: Why the Cognitive Turn is a Wrong Turn
  • Why I am not an Evolutionary Psychologist: On the Imperative Nature of Motivational Endowments
  • Postscript: The Virtues of Weak Modularity
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1 online resource (xii, 85 p.)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
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9789400729698
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uncompressed
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ill.
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absent
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)778366746
  • (OCoLC)ocn778366746
Label
Evolutionary psychology and the propositional-attitudes : two mechanist manifestos, by Alex Walter, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
  • Evolutionary Psychology and the Propositional-Attitudes: Why the Cognitive Turn is a Wrong Turn
  • Why I am not an Evolutionary Psychologist: On the Imperative Nature of Motivational Endowments
  • Postscript: The Virtues of Weak Modularity
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 85 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400729698
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778366746
  • (OCoLC)ocn778366746

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