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  1. Week 1 - Minds as the product of evolution 3 items
    1. Of Sensory Systems and the "Aboutness" of Mental States - Kathleen Akins 07/1996

      Article Essential For your first assignment

  2. Week 2 - Nativism, empiricism and the study of human cognition 3 items
    1. Furnishing the mind: concepts and their perceptual basis - Jesse J. Prinz 2002

      Book Recommended Especially chapter 5 is worth a read

    2. Nativism, Empiricism, and the Origins of Knowledge - Spelke Elizabeth S.

      Article Essential Available on Moodle via link

  3. Week 3 - Evolutionary psychology and its critics 2 items
  4. Week 4 - The modularity of the mind 3 items
    1. Modularity in Cognition: Framing the Debate. - H. Clark Barrett, Robert Kurzban 2006

      Article Recommended

  5. Week 5 - Cultural evolution 4 items
    1. Towards a unified science of cultural evolution - Alex Mesoudi, Andrew Whiten, Kevin N. Laland 2006-8

      Article Essential

    2. Rethinking adaptation: The niche-construction perspective - Day, Rachel ; Laland, Kevin ; Odling-Smee, John

      Article Recommended

    3. Explaining culture: a naturalistic approach - Dan Sperber 1996

      Book Recommended Especially chapters 4 and 5

    4. The evolution of the Teddy Bear - Robert A Hinde, L A Barden

      Article Essential You need to read this one prior to coming to class, as it's part of an exercise

  6. Week 6 - Beauty and the arts 3 items
    1. The artist as neuroscientist - Patrick Cavanagh 2005-3-17

      Article Essential

  7. Week 7 - Trip to Pitt Rivers Museum 2 items
    1. The cognitive foundations of cultural stability and diversity - Dan Sperber, Lawrence A. Hirschfeld 01/2004

      Article Essential

  8. Week 8 - Literary Darwinism 3 items
    1. Jane Austen, game theorist - Michael Suk-Young Chwe 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 6 only

    2. Literary Darwinism: evolution, human nature, and literature - Joseph Carroll 2004

      Book Recommended Interesting book on the topic. Worth a skim

  9. Week 9 - The evolution of religious beliefs and practices 2 items
  10. Week 10 - The cognitive basis of mathematics 4 items
    1. Mathematical symbols as epistemic actions - Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt 2013

      Article 

    2. The Innateness Hypothesis and Mathematical Concepts - Helen De Cruz, Johan De Smedt 2010-4

      Article  Please note the library does not subscribe to this journal

  11. Essay topic 1: Does culture evolve in an analogous way to biological evolution? 5 items
    1. Towards a unified science of cultural evolution - Alex Mesoudi, Andrew Whiten, Kevin N. Laland 2006-8

      Article Essential

    2. Cultural evolutionary theory: How culture evolves and why it matters - Nicole Creanza, Oren Kolodny, Marcus W. Feldman 25/07/2017

      Article Recommended

    3. How Darwinian is cultural evolution? - N. Claidiere, T. C. Scott-Phillips, D. Sperber 31/03/2014

      Article Essential

    4. Five Misunderstandings About Cultural Evolution - Henrich, JosephBoyd, RobertRicherson, Peter J Jun 2008

      Article Recommended

  12. Essay topic 2: Does the cognitive science of religion cast doubt on religious beliefs? 4 items
  13. Essay topic 3: Should evolutionary considerations lead us to expect that the mind is massively modular? 4 items