Evolutionary Epistemology, Language and Culture

A Non-Adaptationist, Systems Theoretical Approach

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-3394-0 (Print) 978-1-4020-3395-7 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Introduction to evolutionary epistemology, language and culture

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      Pages 1-29

      Introduction to evolutionary epistemology, language and culture

  2. Evolutionary epistemology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

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      Pages 33-46

      Evolutionary epistemology: The non-adaptationist approach

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      Pages 47-65

      Like cats and dogs: Radical constructivism and evolutionary epistemology

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      Pages 67-93

      The biological boundary conditions for our classical physical world view

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      Pages 95-108

      Is the real world something more than the world of our experience? Relations between Neo-Darwinism, transcendental philosophy and cognitive sciences

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      Pages 109-118

      Universal Darwinism and process essentialism

  3. Evolutionary epistemology and language

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119

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      Pages 121-147

      Darwinism, traditional linguistics and the new Palaeolithic Continuity Theory of language evolution

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      Pages 149-167

      The extended mind model of the origin of language and culture

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      Pages 169-194

      From changes in the world to changes in the words

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      Pages 195-226

      Evolutionary epistemology and the origin and evolution of language: Taking symbiogenesis seriously

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      Pages 227-256

      The self-organization of dynamic systems: Modularity under scrutiny

  4. Evolutionary epistemology and culture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 257-257

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      Pages 259-281

      Against human nature

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      Pages 283-312

      Cognition, evolution, and sociality

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      Pages 313-334

      Cultural evolution, the Baldwin effect, and social norms

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      Pages 335-350

      Cultural creativity and evolutionary flexibility

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      Pages 351-377

      Some ideas to study the evolution of mathematics

  5. Evolutionary epistemology and modelling

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      Pages 379-379

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      Pages 381-406

      Computer modelling as a tool for understanding language evolution

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      Pages 407-428

      Simulating the syntax and semantics of linguistic constructions about time

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      Pages 429-452

      Evolutionary game-theoretic semantics and its foundational status

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      Pages 453-478

      Towards a quantum evolutionary scheme: Violating Bell’s inequalities in language