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On the Evolutionary Origins of the Bifocal Stance (Preprint)

Veit, Walter and Browning, Heather (2022) On the Evolutionary Origins of the Bifocal Stance (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this commentary, we advance Jagiello et al.’s (2022) proposal by zooming in on the possible evolutionary origins of the ‘bifocal stance’ that may have enabled a major transition in human cultural evolution, arguing that the evolution of the bifocal stance was driven by an explosion in cultural complexity arising from cooperative foraging, that led to a feedback loop between the ritual and instrumental stances.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Browning, Heatherheather.browning@anu.edu.au0000-0003-1554-7052
Keywords: bifocal stance, Kim Sterelny, cultural evolution, instrumental learning, tradition
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Archaeology
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 26 May 2022 02:08
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 02:08
Item ID: 20642
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Archaeology
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20642

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