Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Innate Mind Volume 2: Culture and Cognition$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 September 2020

About 17 (+/−2) Potential Principles about Links between the Innate Mind and Culture

About 17 (+/−2) Potential Principles about Links between the Innate Mind and Culture

Preadaptation, Predispositions, Preferences, Pathways, and Domains

Chapter:
(p.39) 3 About 17 (+/−2) Potential Principles about Links between the Innate Mind and Culture
Source:
The Innate Mind
Author(s):

Paul Rozin

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.003.0003

Innate and cultural programming act to a large degree by creating predispositions, rather than fixed outcomes. Predispositions vary in different domains of life. There are both innate and cultural influences on environments, which in turn, influence both biological and cultural evolution. Preadaptation is a common feature of both biological and cultural evolution. The same type of co-opting occurs in development, in the form of accessing older systems for newer functions. These and many other points are illustrated primarily in the domain of food.

Keywords:   predisposition, food, accessibility, evolution

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .