Biology and Philosophy 32 (3):377-394 (2017)

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Andrew Buskell
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Concepts from cultural attractor theory are now used in domains far from their original home in anthropology and cultural evolution. Yet these concepts have not been consistently characterised. I here distinguish four ways in which the cultural attractor concept has been used and identify three kinds of factors of attraction typically appealed to. Clarifying these explanatory concepts identifies problems and ambiguities in the work of cultural epidemiologists and commentators alike.
Keywords Cultural Attractor Theory  Cultural Evolution
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