Introduction: Culture and the Innate Mind

Tom Simpson, Stephen Stich, Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


This chapter provides a brief history of some of the theoretical strands that form the backdrop to contemporary debates among nativists about the evolutionary and cognitive underpinnings of culture, and the ways that culture shapes the mind. Summaries of the contents of each of the chapters in the volume are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCulture and Cognition
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199871209
ISBN (Print)9780195310139
StatePublished - May 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Behaviorism
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Culture
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Innateness
  • Nativism vs. empiricism
  • Sociobiology
  • Universal grammar


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