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Evolving resolve

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 April 2021

Walter Veit
School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW2006,;
David Spurrett
Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban4041, South Africa.;


The broad spectrum revolution brought greater dependence on skill and knowledge, and more demanding, often social, choices. We adopt Sterelny's account of how cooperative foraging paid the costs associated with longer dependency, and transformed the problem of skill learning. Scaffolded learning can facilitate cognitive control including suppression, whereas scaffolded exchange and trade, including inter-temporal exchange, can help develop resolve.

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