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dc.contributor.authorBuskell, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-21T15:18:50Z
dc.date.available2016-04-21T15:18:50Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-07en
dc.identifier.citationBuskell. Biology & Philosophy (2016). doi: 10.1007/s10539-015-9506-yen
dc.identifier.issn0169-3867
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/255122
dc.description.abstractMorin has written a rich and valuable book. Its main aim is to isolate the factors involved in maintaining behavioural lineages over time, and to understand how these factors might interact. In doing so, it takes issue with the abstract and idealised models and arguments of dual-inheritance theorists, which are alleged in this account to rely on an overly simplistic notion of imitative learning. Morin’s book is full of ethnographic, anthropological, and psychological research, and there is much to commend in it. However, Morin’s arguments against the dual-inheritance theorists are less convincing when put under scrutiny, and his positive picture which includes appeals to ostensive communication, intrinsic appeal and cultural attraction has some difficulties. I argue that when we contrast dual-inheritance theorists and Morin, we find that there may be fewer differences and greater commonalities than Morin’s book might suggest.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.subjectcultural evolutionen
dc.subjectimitationen
dc.subjectniche constructionen
dc.subjectdual-inheritanceen
dc.titleCultural longevity: Morin on cultural lineagesen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-015-9506-yen
prism.endingPage446
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameBiology & Philosophyen
prism.startingPage435
prism.volume31en
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dc.contributor.orcidBuskell, Andrew [0000-0001-6939-2848]
dc.identifier.eissn1572-8404
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
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