The Evolved Apprentice

[Ebook] The Evolved Apprentice  By Kim Sterelny – Johndore.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • The Evolved Apprentice
  • Kim Sterelny
  • English
  • 08 December 2018
  • 0262016796

About the Author: Kim Sterelny

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The Evolved Apprentice Over The Last Three Million Years Or So, Our Lineage Has Diverged Sharply From Those Of Our Great Ape Relatives Change Has Been Rapid In Evolutionary Terms And Pervasive Morphology, Life History, Social Life, Sexual Behavior, And Foraging Patterns Have All Shifted Sharply Away From Other Great Apes No Other Great Ape Lineage Including Those Of Chimpanzees And Gorillas Seems To Have Undergone Such A Profound Transformation In The Evolved Apprentice, Kim Sterelny Argues That The Divergence Stems From The Fact That Humans Gradually Came To Enrich The Learning Environment Of The Next Generation Humans Came To Cooperate In Sharing Information, And To Cooperate Ecologically And Reproductively As Well, And These Changes Initiated Positive Feedback Loops That Drove Us Further From Other Great Apes Sterelny Develops A New Theory Of The Evolution Of Human Cognition And Human Social Life That Emphasizes The Gradual Evolution Of Information Sharing Practices Across Generations And How Information Sharing Transformed Human Minds And Social Lives Sterelny Proposes That Humans Developed A New Form Of Ecological Interaction With Their Environment, Cooperative Foraging, Which Led To Positive Feedback Linking Ecological Cooperation, Cultural Learning, And Environmental Change The Ability To Cope With The Immense Variety Of Human Ancestral Environments And Social Forms, He Argues, Depended Not Just On Adapted Minds But Also On Adapted Developmental Environments.

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10 thoughts on “The Evolved Apprentice

  1. Peter Mcloughlin says:

    This book is a work of evolutionary psychology It has all the vices and virtues of this field I will not go into a debate on the merits or lack thereof of evolutionary psych but I will just describe the argument It sets out to answer a question since human evolution was relatively fast and extreme, what is the main driver of this change that made a chimplike primate into the current superspecies The book argues that the variable environment nudge hominid development into a positive feedba This book is a work of evolutionary psychology It has all the vices and virtues of this field I will not go into a debate on the merits or lack thereof of evolutionary psych but I will just describe the argument It sets out to answer a question since human evolution was relatively fast and extreme, what is the main driver of this change that made a chimplike primate into the current superspecies The book argues that the variable environment nudge...

  2. Alex says:

    Interesting content, but Sterelny presumes a level of knowledge above the average layman This book is for perhaps Honors students or very keen undergraduates with a firm grasp of evolutionary theory, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy of biology The multi level selection model was refreshing to read, and is intuitively plausible so long as one keeps in mind what level of description a particular phenomena is meant to exist at don t look for culture in the genes.Be prepared to have to go Interesting content, but Sterelny presumes a level of knowledge above the average layman This book is for perhaps Honors students or very keen undergraduates with a firm grasp of evolutionary theory, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy of biology The multi level selection model was refreshing to read, and is intuitively plausible so long as one keeps in mind what level of description a particular phenomena is meant to exist at don t look for culture in th...

  3. Heather Browning says:

    Sterelny provides a new way of thinking about what has driven the evolution of unique human cognition and culture in terms of a feedback loop between increasing co operation and specialised social learning The model is extremely plausible and he provides strong arguments and evidence to back it up I felt the book as a whole didn t always stay on target it felt like he strayed away from specifically his apprentice learning model to discuss other aspects of human social life and cognition peri Sterelny provides a new way of thinking about what has driven the evolution of unique human cognition and culture in terms of a feedback loop between increasing co operation and specialised social learning The model is extremely plausible and he provides strong arguments and evidence to back it up I felt the book as a whole didn t always stay on target it felt like he ...

  4. Clarence Williams says:

    An outstanding addition to anyone interested in understanding the evolution of complex human sociality in general and our amazing achievements Essentially and crudely stated , our evolved and advanced learning capacity coupled with downloaded cognition in the form of artifacts is responsible.

  5. Tim says:

    4PTR New Thinking