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Adaption without Insight?

Kim Sterelny

in A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter looks at how philosopher Kim Sterelny endorses the main contours of Robert Boyd's argument that humans are outliers in their capacity to adapt to many environments. However, Sterelny ... More


Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Kimerer LaMothe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as ... More


Adaptable, Cooperative, Manipulative, and Rivalrous

Paul Seabright

in A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores economist Paul Seabright's argument that there is a “darker dimension to what makes us human,” which Robert Boyd largely leaves aside. Human beings are the most ecologically ... More


Why Dance?

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book offers a visionary account of dance as vital art, one that positions dance as a catalyst in the development of human consciousness, compassion, ritual proclivity, and ecological ... More


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