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Evolution and the Human Mind Modularity, Language and Meta-Cognition

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ISBN-10: 0521783313

ISBN-13: 9780521783316

Edition: 2000

Authors: Peter Carruthers, Andrew Chamberlain

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How did our minds evolve? Can evolutionary considerations illuminate the question of the basic architecture of the human mind? These are two of the main questions addressed in this collection of papers.
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Book details

List price: $104.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction
Massively modular minds: evolutionary psychology and cognitive architecture
Individual differences in early understanding of mind: genes, non-shared environment and modularity
Darwin in the madhouse: evolutionary psychology and the classification of mental disorders
Evolution of the modern mind and the origins of culture: religious concepts as a limiting-case
Symmetry and the evolution of the modular linguistic mind
Evolution, communication and the proper function of language
The evolution of knowledge
Mind, brain and material culture: an archaeological perspective
The evolution of strategic thinking
On the origin of the human mind
The evolution of consciousness
Evolution, consciousness and the internality of the mind
References
Author index
Subject index