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Building Cumulative Culture

Kim Sterelny

in The Pleistocene Social Contract: Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197531389
eISBN:
9780197531419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531389.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with a discussion of methodological issues about historical reconstruction and scenario-building. To what extent can a theory of the emergence of human social behaviour be ... More


Accumulating Cognitive Capital

Kim Sterelny

in The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262016797
eISBN:
9780262302814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016797.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The core project of this chapter is to develop an incremental model of the evolution of human social learning, showing how social learning can be critical to agents’ lifeways before they have evolved ... More


The Pleistocene Social Contract: Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

Kim Sterelny

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197531389
eISBN:
9780197531419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531389.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

No human now gathers for himself or herself the essential resources for life: food, shelter, clothing and the like. Humans are obligate co-operators, and this has been true for tens of thousands of ... More


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