Enquire within: cultural evolution and cognitive science

@article{Heyes2018EnquireWC,
  title={Enquire within: cultural evolution and cognitive science},
  author={Cecilia Heyes},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={373}
}
  • C. Heyes
  • Published 5 April 2018
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
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. Focusing 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… 

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