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The Evolution of Mind

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By: Denise Dellarosa Cummins and Colin Allen

288 pages, 6 b/w photos, 16 line figs

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #83506 | ISBN: 0195110536
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This edited volume presents original chapters from major figures working in the fields of evolutionary psychology and epistemology. Each chapter focuses on the evolution of mind and is written in a style that is easily attainable to professionals not in these areas, allowing them to grasp the importance of evolutionary psychology and how it deals with crucial cognitive issues.


1. Ecological Intelligence: An Adaptation for Frequencies; 2. The Evolutioary Roots of Intelligent Reasoning; 3. Building a Cognitive Creature from a Set of Primitives: Evolutionary and Developmental Insights; 5. An Evolved Capacity for Number; 6. Playing with Play: What Can We Learn about Cognition, Negotiation, and Evolution; 7. The Evolution of Reference; 8. Some Issues in the Evolution of Language and Thought; 9. Morgan's Canon; 10. Do's and Don'ts for Darwinizing Psychology

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