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A Natural History of Human Thinking

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674986831

Publication Date: 10/01/2018

Academic Trade

192 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 line illustrations


  • Preface
  • 1. The Shared Intentionality Hypothesis
  • 2. Individual Intentionality
    • Evolution of Cognition
    • Thinking like an Ape
    • Cognition for Competition
  • 3. Joint Intentionality
    • A New Form of Collaboration
    • A New Form of Cooperative Communication
    • Second-Personal Thinking
    • Perspectivity: The View from Here and There
  • 4. Collective Intentionality
    • The Emergence of Culture
    • The Emergence of Conventional Communication
    • Agent-Neutral Thinking
    • Objectivity: The View from Nowhere
  • 5. Human Thinking as Cooperation
    • Theories of Human Cognitive Evolution
    • Sociality and Thinking
    • The Role of Ontogeny
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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