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Is sociality a crucial prerequisite for the emergence of language? *

Luc Steels

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter reports theoretical research exploring the hypothesis that language evolved in a cultural fashion as a complex adaptive system. It does not propose a theory to explain how sociality may ... More


Who Cares?: Other-Regarding Concerns—Decisions with Feeling

Keith Jensen

in Evolution and the Mechanisms of Decision Making

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018081
eISBN:
9780262306027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018081.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The abilities to feel distress at the suffering of others and to share in their joy are indicative of positive other-regarding concerns. The value to social decision making is intuitive: helping ... More


The Puzzle of Human Ultrasociality: How Did Large-Scale Complex Societies Evolve?

Peter Turchin

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

After a long and turbulent history, the study of human cultural evolution is finally becoming comparable to the study of genetic evolution, with human history the counterpart of the biological fossil ... More


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