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The Evolution of Knowledge during the Cambrian Explosion (Preprint)

Veit, Walter (2021) The Evolution of Knowledge during the Cambrian Explosion (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

Phillips et al. make a compelling case for a reversal in the current paradigm in ‘Other Minds’ research by considering the representation of other people’s knowledge more basic than the attribution of belief. Unfortunately, they only discuss primates. In this commentary, I argue that the representation of others’ knowledge is an evolutionary ancient trait, first appearing during the Cambrian explosion.


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Item Type: Preprint
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Keywords: evolution; knowledge; epistemology; belief; other minds
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 02:38
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 02:38
Item ID: 19521
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19521

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