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  1. When can cultural selection explain adaptation?Azita Chellappoo - 2022 - Biology and Philosophy 37 (1):1-23.
    Cultural selection models aim to explain cultural phenomena as the products of a selective process, often characterising institutions, practices, norms or behaviours as adaptations. I argue that a lack of attention has been paid to the explanatory power of cultural selection frameworks. Arguments for cultural selection frequently depend on demonstrating only that selection models can in principle be applied to culture, rather than explicitly demonstrating the explanatory payoffs that could arise from their application. Understanding when and how cultural selection generates (...)
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  • Chimpanzee Normativity: Evidence and Objections.Simon Fitzpatrick - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (4):1-28.
    This paper considers the question of whether chimpanzees possess at least a primitive sense of normativity: i.e., some ability to internalize and enforce social norms—rules governing appropriate and inappropriate behaviour—within their social groups, and to make evaluations of others’ behaviour in light of such norms. A number of scientists and philosophers have argued that such a sense of normativity does exist in chimpanzees and in several other non-human primate and mammalian species. However, the dominant view in the scientific and philosophical (...)
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  • Cultural Evolution.Tim Lewens - 2018 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  • Cumulative Culture and Complex Cultural Traditions.Andrew Buskell - forthcoming - Mind and Language.
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  • From Physical Aggression to Verbal Behavior: Language Evolution and Self-Domestication Feedback Loop.Ljiljana Progovac & Antonio Benítez-Burraco - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
  • Williams Syndrome, Human Self-Domestication, and Language Evolution.Amy Niego & Antonio Benítez-Burraco - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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  • The Emergence of Modern Languages: Has Human Self-Domestication Optimized Language Transmission?Antonio Benítez-Burraco & Vera Kempe - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
  • Editorial: The Adaptive Value of Languages: Non-Linguistic Causes of Language Diversity.Antonio Benítez-Burraco & Steven Moran - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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