Naturalism, Evolution and Mind (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements)

  • Publish Date: 2001-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback
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This collection of original essays covers a wide range of issues in the current naturalized philosophy of mind. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which concepts drawn from evolutionary biology might enhance our understanding of the place of mind in the natural world. Issues covered include the advantages of construing the mind as an adaptation, the naturalization of intentional and phenomenal content, the evolution of means-end reasoning, rationality and higher-order intentionality methodological issues in cognitive ethology and evolutionary psychology.