Is Durkheim the Enemy of Evolutionary Psychology?

@article{Schmaus2003IsDT,
  title={Is Durkheim the Enemy of Evolutionary Psychology?},
  author={W. Schmaus},
  journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={33},
  pages={25 - 52}
}
  • W. Schmaus
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Evolutionary psychologists cite Durkheim's sociology as an exemplar of an approach that takes the human mind to be largely the product of social and cultural factors with negligible contributions from biology. The author argues that on the contrary, his sociological theory of the categories is compatible with the possibility of innate cognitive capacities, taking causal cognition as his example. Whether and to what extent there are such innate capacities is a question for research in the… Expand
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