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Evolutionary Psychology and Standard Social Science Model

(Original title: Evolučná psychológia a štandardný model sociálnych vied)
Filozofia, 58 (2003), 1, 10-22.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper focuses on exploring sources and aims of evolutionary psychology, on how its representatives devlope their own approaches in opposition to the Standard social science model. Evolutionary psychology is in favor of functionally specialized and/or domain-specific mechanisms in the architecture of the human mind as it evolved in the course of evolution. Such evolution is the point emphasized by evolutionary psychology. Attention is also given to the implications the domain-specific architecture might have for culture. In the final section the author outlines his own standpoint concerning evolutionary psychology, attempting to temper the antagonism between it and the Standard social science model.

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