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Making do without selection—Review essay of “Cultural Evolution: Conceptual Challenges” by Tim Lewens

Brusse, Carl


Cultural evolution is a growing, interdisciplinary, and disparate field of research. In ‘Cultural evolution: conceptual challenges”, Tim Lewens offers an ambitious analytical survey of this field that aims to clarify and defend its epistemic contributions, and highlight the limitations and risks associated with them. One overarching contention is that a form of population thinking dubbed the ‘kinetic approach’ should be seen as a unifying and justifying principle for cultural evolution,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Biology and Philosophy
DOI: 10.1007/s10539-016-9560-0


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