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Cultural evolutionary psychology is still evolutionary psychology

  • Marco Fenici (a1) and Duilio Garofoli (a2)

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The cognitive gadgets theory proposes to reform evolutionary psychology by replacing the standard nativist and internalist approach to modularity with a cultural constructivist one. However, the resulting “cultural evolutionary psychology” still maintains some controversial aspects of the original neo-Darwinian paradigm. These assumptions are unnecessary to the cognitive gadgets theory and can be eliminated without significant conceptual loss.

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In compliance with specifications of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, we clarify that Marco Fenici has written the first four (and the last) paragraphs and that Duilio Garofoli has written the remaining five paragraphs.

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Cultural evolutionary psychology is still evolutionary psychology

  • Marco Fenici (a1) and Duilio Garofoli (a2)

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