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Adapting Minds

Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature (Bradford Books)

by David J. Buller

  • 304 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology,
  • Developmental - General,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Cognitive Psychology,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • General,
  • Evolutionary psychology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages564
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9475093M
    ISBN 100262025795
    ISBN 109780262025799

    Book Review: David J. Buller. Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. xi+ pp. $Author: Herbert Gintis. Book Review Buller does to Evolutionary Psychology what Kitcher did to Sociobiology A review of Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature by David J. Buller, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Harmon R. Holcomb III, Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. , USA.

    CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): David Buller’s recent book, Adapting Minds, is a philosophical critique of the field of evolutionary psychology. Buller argues that evolutionary psychology is utterly bankrupt from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view. Although Adapting Minds has been well received in both the academic . In the carefully argued central chapters of Adapting Minds, Buller scrutinizes several of evolutionary psychology's most highly publicized "discoveries," including "discriminative parental solicitude" (the idea that stepparents abuse their stepchildren at a higher rate than genetic parents abuse their biological children).

    In what follows, I will focus on three of the most widely cited claims (presented in much greater detail in my recently published book, Adapting Minds). Her Cheating Mind In Alfred Kinsey’s classic sex surveys, 50% of married men, and 26% of married women, reported having had extramarital sex. 8 Why? Buller argues that our minds are not adapted to the Pleistocene, but, like the immune system, are continually adapting, over both evolutionary time and individual lifetimes. We must move beyond the reigning orthodoxy of evolutionary psychology to reach an accurate understanding of how human psychology is influenced by evolution/5(24).


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[Buller] hopes that Adapting Minds can clear the way for some actual science about how evolution equips us to have psychologies. Anyone with a serious interest in evolution, psychology, or humanity should read it to free their mind for that task.

―The New Scientist [H]is book, Adapting Minds from MIT Press, is the most persuasive critique of evo psych I have encountered Cited by: After Adapting Minds it is impossible to ever again think that human behavior is the Stone Age artifact that evolutionary psychology claims. Wall Street Journal Adapting Minds is destined to become required reading among evolutionary psychology's detractors.

But, despite its flaws, it will be read with interest by evolutionary psychologists too. Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature (A Bradford Book) - Kindle edition by Buller, David J.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature (A /5(24). Adapting Minds book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Was human nature designed by natural selection in the Pleistocene epo /5. Member Login. Log in. Forgot Password. Buller argues that our minds are not adapted to the Pleistocene, but, like the immune system, are continually adapting, over both evolutionary time and individual lifetimes.

We must move beyond the reigning orthodoxy of evolutionary psychology to reach an accurate understanding of how human psychology is influenced by evolution.5/5(2).

Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature (Bradford Books) by Buller, David J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at I highly commend [Buller] for having written an outstanding book.

It sets the standard for the continuing debates on evolutionary psychology.& quot; -- Science & quot; His book, Adapting Minds from MIT Press, is the most persuasive critique of evo psych I have encountered /5(4).

In his new book, Adapting Minds, the Northern Illinois University professor considers--and finds lacking--the evidence for some of the most publicized conclusions of evolutionary psychologists. Book Awards Book Club Selections Books by Author Books by Series Coming Soon Kids' Books New Releases Teens' Books This Month's Biggest New Releases Subjects Biography Business Cookbooks, Food & Wine Current Affairs & Politics Diet, Health & Fitness Fiction Graphic Novels & Comics History Mystery & Crime Religion Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy Price: $ Reviews, etc.

"In Adapting Minds Buller meticulously and relentlessly dismantles the pretensions of leading evangelists of the orthodoxy. Buller hopes that Adapting Minds can clear the way for some actual science about how evolution equips us to have psychologies.

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Buller (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. [Buller] hopes that Adapting Minds can clear the way for some actual science about how evolution equips us to have psychologies.

Anyone with a serious interest in evolution, psychology, or humanity should read it to free their mind for that taskThe New Scientist[H]is book, Adapting Minds from MIT Press, is the most persuasive critique of evo psych I have encountered /5(9).

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A Bradford book. Adapting minds: evolutionary psychology and the persistent quest for human naturePages: David Buller’s recent book, Adapting Minds, is a philosophical critique of the field of evolutionary psychology. Buller argues that evolutionary psychology is utterly bankrupt from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view.

Although Adapting Minds has been well received in both the academic press and the popular media, we argue that Buller’s critique of evolutionary Cited by: Maladapting Minds discusses a number of reasons why philosophers of psychiatry should take an interest in evolutionary explanations of mental disorders and, more generally, in evolutionary thinking.

First of all, there is the nascent field of evolutionary psychiatry. Unlike other psychiatrists, evolutionary psychiatrists engage with ultimate, rather than proximate, questions about mental. © Massachusetts Institute of Technology All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any elec-tronic or mechanical means. Three books shaped my views on EP: Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature (Buller, ), Evolutionary Psychology as Maladapted Psychology (Richardson, ), and Getting Darwin Wrong: Why Evolutionary Psychology Won’t Work (Wallace, ).

These three books are solid. Adapting Minds. Matthew Yglesias. Septem Link Copied. I've been searching for a pretext to plug David Buller's book Adapting Author: Matthew Yglesias.

Get this from a library! Adapting minds: evolutionary psychology and the persistent quest for human nature. [David J Buller] -- "In Adapting Minds: Buller scrutinizes several of evolutionary psychology's most highly publicized "discoveries".

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