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The innate mind : structure and contents

Author: Peter Carruthers; Stephen Laurence; Stephen P Stich
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concerns the fundamental architecture of the mind. This book provides an introduction to debates about innateness. It introduces each of the subsequent essays, as well as a consolidated bibliography.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Carruthers; Stephen Laurence; Stephen P Stich
ISBN: 0195179676 9780195179675 0195179994 9780195179996 1602565481 9781602565487
OCLC Number: 61667660
Description: xii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What developmental biology can tell us about innateness / Gary F. Marcus --
Innateness and (Bayesian) visual perception: reconciling nativism and development / Brian J. Scholl --
Modularity and relevance: how can a massively modular mind be flexible and context-sensitive? / Dan Sperber --
Distinctively human thinking: modular precursors and components / Peter Carruthers --
Language and the development of spacial reasoning / Anna Shusterman, Elizabeth Spelke --
The complexity of cognition: tractability and arguments for massive modularity / Richard Samuels --
Toward a reasonable nativism / Tom Simpson --
Strong versus weak adaptation in cognition and language / Scott Atran --
The innate endowment for language: underspecified or overspecified? / Mark C. Baker --
Brass tacks in linguistic theory: innate grammatical principles / Stephen Crain, Andrea Gualmini, Paul Pietroski --
Two insights about naming in the preschool child / Susan A. Gelman --
Number and natural language / Stephen Laurence, Eric Margolis --
Parent-offspring conflict and the development of social understanding / Daniel J. Povinelli, Christopher G. Prince, Todd M. Preuss --
Reasoning about intentionality in preverbal infants / Susan C. Johnson --
What neurodevelopmental disorders can reveal about cognitive architecture: the example of theory of mind / Helen Tager-Flusberg --
The plausibility of adaptations for homicide / Joshua D. Duntley, David M. Buss --
Resolving the debate on innate ideas: learnability constraints and the evolved interpenetration of motivational and conceptual functions / John Tooby, Leda Cosmides, H. Clark Barrett --
Cognitive neuroscience and the structure of the moral mind / Joshua Greene --
Innateness and moral psychology.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, Stephen Stich.
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