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Evolutionary psychology: the emperor’s new paradigm
For some evolutionary psychology is merely a field of inquiry, but for others it is a robust paradigm involving specific theories about the nature and evolution of the human mind. Proponents of this paradigm claim to have ...
Evolutionary Psychology, Meet Developmental Neurobiology: Against Promiscuous Modularity
(Springer Verlag, 2000-12)
Evolutionary psychologists claim that the mind contains “hundreds or thousands” of “genetically specified” modules, which are evolutionary adaptations for their cognitive functions. We argue that, while the adult human ...
Etiological Theories of Function: A Geographical Survey
(Biology and Philosophy, 1998-10)
Formulations of the essential commitment of the etiological theory of functions have varied significantly, with some individual authors' formulations even varying from one place to another. The logical geography of these ...
Confirmation and the Computational Paradigm (or: Why Do You Think They Call It Artificial Intelligence?)
(Springer Verlag, 1993-05)
The idea that human cognitive capacities are explainable by computational models is often conjoined with the idea that, while the states postulated by such models are in fact realized by brain states, there are no type-type ...
Review of Chase Wrenn's Truth
(Teaching Philosophy, 2016)
Individualism and Evolutionary Psychology (or: In Defense of 'Narrow' Functions)
(Philosophy of Science, 1997)
Millikan (1993) and Wilson (1994) argue, for different reasons, that the essential reference to the environment in adaptationist explanations of behavior makes (psychological) individualism inconsistent with evolutionary ...
Function and Design Revisited
(Oxford University Press, 2002)
Several analyses of biological function — for example, those of Williams, Millikan, and Kitcher — identify an item’s function with what natural selection designed it to do. Allen and Bekoff have disagreed, claiming that ...
DeFreuding Evolutionary Psychology: Adaptation and Human Motivation
(MIT Press, 1999)
Male Sexual Jealousy: Lost Paternity Opportunities?
(Psychological Reports, 2019)
Numerous studies have shown that men experience relatively greater levels of jealousy in response to the sexual aspects of an infidelity (relative to women), whereas women experience relatively greater levels of jealousy ...
Varieties of Evolutionary Psychology
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)