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    The Niche Construction Perspective: A Critical Appraisal.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips, Kevin N. Laland, David M. Shuker, Thomas E. Dickins & Stuart A. West - unknown
    Niche construction refers to the activities of organisms that bring about changes in their environments, many of which are evolutionarily and ecologically consequential. Advocates of niche construction theory (NCT) believe that standard evolutionary theory fails to recognize the full importance of niche construction, and consequently propose a novel view of evolution, in which niche construction and its legacy over time (ecological inheritance) are described as evolutionary processes, equivalent in importance to natural selection. Here, we subject NCT to critical evaluation, in (...)
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  2. Language Evolution in the Laboratory.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips & Simon Kirby - 2010 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 14 (9):411-417.
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    Signalling Signalhood and the Emergence of Communication.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips, Simon Kirby & Graham R. S. Ritchie - 2009 - Cognition 113 (2):226-233.
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    The Evolution of Communication: Humans May Be Exceptional.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips - 2010 - Interaction Studies 11 (1):78-99.
    Communication is a fundamentally interactive phenomenon. Evolutionary biology recognises this fact in its definition of communication, in which signals are those actions that cause reactions, and where both action and reaction are designed for that reason. Where only one or the other is designed then the behaviours are classed as either cues or coercion. Since mutually dependent behaviours are unlikely to emerge simultaneously, the symmetry inherent in these definitions gives rise to a prediction that communication will only emerge if cues (...)
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    What is Art? A Pragmatic Perspective.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips - 2015 - Think 14 (40):87-91.
    What is art? Marcel Duchamp made this question pertinent when he developed his : ordinary, manufactured objects that he presented as art. In this paper, I use pragmatics to argue that, if we accept that art is a form of communication, from artist to audience, then Duchamp was correct to claim that anything can be art, so long as it is presented as such.
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    The Evolution of Relevance.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips - 2010 - Cognitive Science 34 (4):583-601.
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    Can Cultural Evolution Bridge Scientific Continents?Thomas C. Scott-Phillips - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 57:170-173.
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    The Mutual Relevance of Teaching and Cultural Attraction.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips & Dan Sperber - 2015 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 38.
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    The Evolution of Communication: Humans May Be Exceptional.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips - 2010 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 11 (1):78-99.
    Communication is a fundamentally interactive phenomenon. Evolutionary biology recognises this fact in its definition of communication, in which signals are those actions that cause reactions, and where both action and reaction are designed for that reason. Where only one or the other is designed then the behaviours are classed as either cues or coercion. Since mutually dependent behaviours are unlikely to emerge simultaneously, the symmetry inherent in these definitions gives rise to a prediction that communication will only emerge if cues (...)
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    Group-Level Traits Can Be Studied with Standard Evolutionary Theory.Thomas C. Scott-Phillips & Thomas E. Dickins - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (3):273-274.
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