Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-5 of 5 items

  • Keywords: mental mechanisms x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Foundations of a Neo-Darwinian Approach to Morality

Dennis L. Krebs

in The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter, three refinements in Darwin’s theory of evolution and three criticisms of evolutionary approaches to human behavior that have important implications for morality are discussed. The ... More


Explaining Social Change

Paul Thagard

in Mind-Society: From Brains to Social Sciences and Professions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190678722
eISBN:
9780190686420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678722.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Social change results from mental mechanisms in individuals and from social mechanisms for the interactions of thinking individuals. The mental mechanisms operate with images, concepts, rules, ... More


The Evolution of a Sense of Justice

Dennis L Krebs

in Evolutionary Forensic Psychology: Darwinian Foundations of Crime and Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195325188
eISBN:
9780199893805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325188.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Everyone possesses a sense of justice, however misguided it may be. This chapter argues that to account for the acquisition of a sense of justice, we must identify the mental mechanisms that produce ... More


Sticks, Stones, and the Origins of Sapience

Philip J. Barnard

in Squeezing Minds From Stones: Cognitive Archaeology and the Evolution of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190854614
eISBN:
9780190854645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854614.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the conjecture that tool use helped lay the foundations of key properties of modern minds: propositional meaning; wisdom and intuitions about meanings with their ineffable ... More


What's the Worst That Can Happen?

Lee Clarke

in Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the factors and processes in how worst cases are imagined. It analyzes the mental and institutional mechanisms at work when people imagine things. It suggests that whether we ... More


View: