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Dealing with creationist challenges. What European biology teachers might expect in the classroom
Creationists are becoming more active in Europe. We expect that European biology teachers will be more frequently challenged by students who introduce creationist misconceptions of evolutionaryExpand
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Knowledge of Number and Knowledge of Language: Number as a Test Case for the Role of Language in Cognition
The relationship between language and conceptual thought is an unresolved problem in both philosophy and psychology. It remains unclear whether linguistic structure plays a role in our cognitiveExpand
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Mathematical symbols as epistemic actions
Recent experimental evidence from developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience indicates that humans are equipped with unlearned elementary mathematical skills. However, formal mathematics hasExpand
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Toward an Integrative Approach of Cognitive Neuroscientific and Evolutionary Psychological Studies of Art
This paper examines explanations for human artistic behavior in two reductionist research programs, cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Despite their different methodologicalExpand
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The artistic design stance and the interpretation of Paleolithic art
Abstract The artistic design stance is an important part of art appreciation, but it remains unclear how it can be applied to artworks for which art historical context is no longer available, such asExpand
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Religious Concepts as Structured Imagination
What cognitive processes underlie the generation of religious concepts? This study investigates the creative processes involved in religious concept formation from the perspective of structuredExpand
Believing to Belong: Addressing the Novice-Expert Problem in Polarized Scientific Communication
ABSTRACT There is a large gap between the specialized knowledge of scientists and laypeople’s understanding of the sciences. The novice-expert problem arises when non-experts are confronted withExpand
How do spatial representations enhance cognitive numerical processing?
Several philosophical theories attempt to explain how actions performed in the world enhance cognitive processing: internalism, active externalism, and cognitive integration. The aim of this paper isExpand
Abstract Religious disagreement is an emerging topic of interest in social epistemology. Little is known about how philosophers react to religious disagreements in a professional context, or how theyExpand
An Extended Mind Perspective on Natural Number Representation
Experimental studies indicate that nonhuman animals and infants represent numerosities above three or four approximately and that their mental number line is logarithmic rather than linear. InExpand