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Adapting Minds by David J. Buller

Adapting Minds

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Adapting Minds by David J. Buller
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Feb 17, 2006 | ISBN 9780262524605

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[Buller] hopes that Adapting Minds can clear the way for some actual science about how evolution equips us to have psychologies. Anyone with a serious interest in evolution, psychology, or humanity should read it to free their mind for that task.—The New Scientist

[H]is book, Adapting Minds from MIT Press, is the most persuasive critique of evo psych I have encountered… After Adapting Minds it is impossible to ever again think that human behavior is the Stone Age artifact that evolutionary psychology claims.

Wall Street Journal

Adapting Minds is destined to become required reading among evolutionary psychology’s detractors. But, despite its flaws, it will be read with interest by evolutionary psychologists too. Buller provides a useful overview of the filed and of the current debates… Buller enables evolutionary psychologist to get back to arguing about the science.


[T]he author’s restraint and generous stance ensure that evolutionary psychologists have to take Adapting Minds seriously…. I highly commend [Buller] for having written an outstanding book. It sets the standard for the continuing debates on evolutionary psychology.


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