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New thinking, innateness and inherited representation

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The New Thinking contained in this volume rejects an Evolutionary Psychology that is committed to innate domain-specific psychological mechanisms: gene-based adaptations that are unlearnt, developmentally fixed and culturally universal. But the New Thinking does not simply deny the importance of innate psychological traits. The problem runs deeper: the concept of innateness is not suited to distinguishing between the New Thinking and Evolutionary Psychology. That points to a more serious p...

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10.1098/rstb.2012.0125

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Author
Publisher:
Royal Society Publishing
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences) Journal website
Volume:
367
Pages:
2234-2244
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1471-2970
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English
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2013-09-09

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