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

Sterelny, Kim

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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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186534
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198735410.013.41

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