The problem of adaptive individual choice in cultural evolution

  title={The problem of adaptive individual choice in cultural evolution},
  author={Catherine Driscoll},
  journal={Biology \& Philosophy},
This paper tries to explain how individuals manage adaptive individual choice (i.e., the decision to acquire a fitter than average behavior or idea rapidly and tractably) in cultural evolution, despite the fact that acquiring fitness information is very difficult. I argue that the means of solving this problem suggested in the cultural evolution literature largely are various types of decision rules employing representations of fitness correlated properties or states of affairs. I argue that… 
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