Evolutionary Epistemology

Evolutionary Epistemology

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Evolutionary epistemology refers to two distinct topics: it is a subfield of naturalized epistemology as well as a theory in epistemology about the growth of knowledge. Evolutionary epistemology is a branch of epistemology that applies the concepts of biological evolution to the growth of human knowledge. It argues that the mind is in part genetically determined and that its structure and function reflect adaptation, an ongoing, nonteleological process of interaction between the organism and its environment. A cognitive trait tending to increase inclusive fitness in a given population should therefore grow more common over time, and a trait tending to prevent its carriers from passing on their genes should show up less and less frequently.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135824597
  • 9786135824599