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High Fidelity

Kevin N. Laland

in Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182810
eISBN:
9780691184470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182810.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes three theoretical analyses which shed light on the question as to what was different about the behavior, morphology, or circumstances of our ancestors that allowed our ... More


Accumulation

H. Clark Barrett

in The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199348305
eISBN:
9780199348336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348305.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter explores the phenomenon of cumulative or ratcheting cultural evolution, and its consequences for the evolution of increasingly complex cultural products. It describes the evolution of ... More


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