How Darwinian is cultural evolution?

@article{Claidire2014HowDI,
  title={How Darwinian is cultural evolution?},
  author={N. Claidi{\`e}re and T. Scott-Phillips and D. Sperber},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={369}
}
Darwin-inspired population thinking suggests approaching culture as a population of items of different types, whose relative frequencies may change over time. Three nested subtypes of populational models can be distinguished: evolutionary, selectional and replicative. Substantial progress has been made in the study of cultural evolution by modelling it within the selectional frame. This progress has involved idealizing away from phenomena that may be critical to an adequate understanding of… Expand
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