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Culture and the Extended Phenotype: Cognition and Material Culture in Deep Time

Sterelny, Kim


This chapter takes up the links between Dawkins’s concept of the extended phenotype and that of the extended mind. More specifically, it has three aims: (1) it argues that the extended mind effects are a special case of niche construction; (2) it identifies the cognitive foundations that made it possible for hominins to amplify their cognitive powers with material supports; in particular, the chapter suggests that our reliance on cognitive tools depends on a tripod of (a) human...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198735410.013.41


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