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Epistemological Dimensions of Evolutionary Psychology (Reprint) (Paperback)
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Epistemological Dimensions of Evolutionary Psychology reframes its discipline for the contemporary era, correcting common misconceptions and mediating between different schools of thought. By focusing on the nature and limits of knowledge and reasoning--the essence of epistemology--contributors offer fresh insights at the intersection of human cognitive abilities as adaptations and our self-perception of knowledge, including evolutionary perspectives on altruism, depression, or the phasing out of human sacrifice. This diversity strengthens and vindicates the field, as evinced by thought-provoking dispatches such as:
- Toward a cognitive philosophy of science.
- Evolutionary media psychology and its epistemological foundation.
- The "meme" meme revisited.
- Depression as an adaptation.
- Like me: a homophily-based account of human culture.
- Preparedness to learn about the world: evidence from infant research.
An engaging and often controversial testament to the combined power of evolution and logic, Epistemological Dimensions of Evolutionary Psychology will intrigue philosophers as well as psychologists in a variety of subdisciplines.