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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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Culture and Modularit y

Culture and Modularit y

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(p.149) 10 Culture and Modularity
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The Innate Mind
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Dan Sperber (Contributor Webpage)

Lawrence Hirschfeld

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.003.0010

Cultural diversity demonstrates the flexibility of the human mind and might be seen as providing compelling evidence against the massively modularity thesis, which seems to imply a high degree of mental rigidity. This chapter argues that a proper understanding of the modular organization of the mind, in particular a distinction between the proper and the actual domain of modules, helps explain both the relative stability of culture and its diversity.

Keywords:   cultural epidemiology, domain-specificity, evolutionary psychology, cultural diversity

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