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The Innate Mind Volume 2: Culture and Cognition$
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Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Culture and the Innate Mind

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Introduction
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The Innate Mind
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Tom Simpson

Stephen Stich (Contributor Webpage)

Peter Carruthers (Contributor Webpage)

Stephen Laurence (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.003.0001

This chapter provides a brief history of some of the theoretical strands that form the backdrop to contemporary debates among nativists about the evolutionary and cognitive underpinnings of culture, and the ways that culture shapes the mind. Summaries of the contents of each of the chapters in the volume are also provided.

Keywords:   culture, innateness, nativism vs. empiricism, behaviorism, cognitive psychology, Universal Grammar, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology

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