Cultural Evolution at the Santa Fe Institute
Last May, Daniel Dennett gathered, at the Santa Fe Institute, a handful of people who have written about cultural evolution. The general impression was that (as he tweeted some time later) “the meeting revealed a lot of unexpected comon ground”. The International Cognition and Culture Institute is happy to publish, by way of proceedings, each participant’s summary. Comments are open!
Daniel Dennett’s introduction (with comments).
Participants’ summaries (in alphabetical order): Susan Blackmore, Robert Boyd, Nicolas Claidière, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Joseph Henrich, Olivier Morin, Peter Richerson, Dan Sperber, Kim Sterelny.
(We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Louis Godbout, which made the meeting possible.)