The ICCI Team

EHBEA 2017 Satellite Meeting on Cultural Evolution

A Satellite Meeting will be organised before the EHBEA annual conference (6th-8th April, Paris, France). « Cultural Evolution by Cultural Attraction: Empirical Issues » Time: Wednesday the 5th of April 2016 (from 9:00-17:00) Location: Ecole Normale Supérieure (Salle Langevin) Regis...

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Symposium on Helming, Strickland, and Jacob, “Solving the puzzle about early belief-ascription”

The Brains Blog is launching a Mind & Language symposium on Katharina A. Helming, Brent Strickland, and Pierre Jacob’s “Solving the Puzzle about Early Belief-Ascription” from the journal’s September 2016 issue, with commentaries by  Hayley Clatterbuck (Rochester), Marco Fenici ...

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IX. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science

The 9th Dubrovnik Conference in Cognitive Science, Intuitive sociologists: Representing social relations and social categories, will take place on 25-28 May 2017, in the Center for Advanced Studies of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Participants from all areas of cognitive science are invited to submit their ...

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Lecturer position in Cognition and Culture at Durham University

The Department of Anthropology at Durham University is currently advertising for a Lecturer in Cognition and Culture. More information here. *** The Department of Anthropology seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level to consolidate its strength in ...

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A book club on Clark Barrett’s ‘The Shape of Thought’

Clark Barrett, evolutionary psychologist and anthropologist, professor in the department of Anthropology at UCLA, published in 2015 a book, The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve, which is both an introduction to evolutionary psychology and a major contribution to its development. ...

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For the record: A commentary by Csibra, Senju, et al. on gaze following

In 2008, Atsushi Senju and Gergely Csibra published in Current Biology (18, 668–671) an often quoted and important contribution to natural pedagogy theory: “Gaze following in human infants depends on communicative signals.” In 2014, J. Szufnarowska, Rohlfing, K.J., Fawcett, C., ...

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Susan Blackmore

These are Susan Blackmore's thoughts on the workshop on cultural evolution convened by Dan Dennett in Santa Fe in May 2014. Dennett's introduction is here. *** There was much agreement at the wonderful working party in Santa Fe. For example, we agreed about the importance of re-production, ...

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Peter Godfrey-Smith

This is Peter Godfrey-Smith's summary of the workshop on cultural evolution convened by Dan Dennett in Santa Fe in 2014. Dennett's introduction is here. *** I think that a lot of progress was made on clarifying disagreements, even where the disagreements themselves remain genuine. Many of the ...

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Joseph Henrich

These are Joseph Henrich's thoughts on the workshop on cultural evolution convened by Dan Dennett in Santa Fe in May 2014. Dennett's introduction is here. *** Based on our five days of discussion, I tried to come up with a list of stuff we agree on: 1. Cultural evolution is a crucial ...

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Kim Sterelny

These are Kim Sterelny's thoughts (written up at mid-workshop) on the workshop on cultural evolution convened by Dan Dennett in Santa Fe in May 2014. Dennett's introduction is here. *** Santa Fe Summary: Key Issues From Discussion 1.Attraction and selection. What is the relationship between ...

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Perspectives on Cultural Evolution, by Daniel C. Dennett

These are Daniel Dennett's introductory remarks on the workshop on cultural evolution he conveyed in Santa Fe in May 2014. (Footnotes contain comments by Richerson and Sperber.) Ever since Darwin’s Descent of Man (1871), the idea of adopting an evolutionary perspective on human culture has ...

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Offensive inanity in the name of evolutionary psychology

Satoshi Kanazawa has caused a scandal by publishing a blog post (later withdrawn) claiming, with specious evidence, that black women were less attractive than others (and black men were more attractive). His Psychology Today blog has just been closed down. Readers of the hell-raising post will ...

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