Some recent developments in evolutionary approaches to the study of human cognition and behavior

Biology and Philosophy 16 (5):575-94 (2001)

Authors
Stephen M. Downes
University of Utah
Abstract
  In this paper I review some theoretical exchanges and empiricalresults from recent work on human behavior and cognition in thehope of indicating some productive avenues for critical engagement.I focus particular attention on methodological debates between Evolutionary Psychologists and behavioral ecologists. I argue for a broader and more encompassing approach to the evolutionarily based study of human behavior and cognition than either of these two rivals present
Keywords Behavior  Biology  Cognition  Evolution  Science
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2001
DOI 10.1023/A:1012274813684
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 40,683
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Evolutionary Psychology: The Burdens of Proof.Elisabeth A. Lloyd - 1999 - Biology and Philosophy 14 (2):211-233.
Précis of Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart.Peter M. Todd & Gerd Gigerenzer - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (5):727-741.
The Historical Turn in the Study of Adaptation.Paul E. Griffiths - 1996 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):511-532.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

An Evidence-Based Study of the Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.E. Machery & K. Cohen - 2012 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 63 (1):177-226.
The Reflexive Theory of Perception.John Dilworth - 2005 - Behavior and Philosophy 33 (1):17-40.
Evolutionary Psychology’s Moral Implications.Matthew C. Braddock - 2009 - Biology and Philosophy 24 (4):531-540.

View all 11 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
86 ( #88,692 of 2,242,823 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
10 ( #128,478 of 2,242,823 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature