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Getting Darwin Wrong: Why Evolutionary Psychology Won’t Work

Human Science


by
Brendan Wallace

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 184 pages

File size: 561 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Brendan Wallace, with a background in psychology, demonstrates that the key claims of Evolutionary Psychology (EP), popularised by Steven Pinker and others, are based on the ‘brain is a digital computer’ argument. He then argues that as we now know this model of the brain will not work, therefore EP won’t work either, since it is based on a fallacious view of the mind/brain. The book, which is written in a reader friendly but rigorous style, is a timely assault on one of the most fashionable philosophies of mind currently ‘out there’.

Brendan Wallace, with a background in psychology, demonstrates that the key claims of Evolutionary Psychology (EP), popularised by Steven Pinker and others, are based on the ‘brain is a digital computer’ argument. He then argues that as we now know this model of the brain will not work, therefore EP won’t work either, since it is based on a fallacious view of the mind/brain. The book, which is written in a reader friendly but rigorous style, is a timely assault on… (more)

Brendan Wallace, with a background in psychology, demonstrates that the key claims of Evolutionary Psychology (EP), popularised by Steven Pinker and others, are based on the ‘brain is a digital computer’ argument. He then argues that as we now know this model of the brain will not work, therefore EP won’t work either, since it is based on a fallacious view of the mind/brain. The book, which is written in a reader friendly but rigorous style, is a timely assault on one of the most fashionable philosophies of mind currently ‘out there’.

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