Sunday, April 18, 2010

Readings in Culture and Cognition

The International Culture and Cognition Institute (ICCI) has a useful page of readings on cognition and culture. The list includes links to books and links to downloadable PDFs. General topics:
  • Arts and artifacts
  • Cooperation (morality, norms, sympathy)
  • Cultural transmission
  • Emotions (expression, recognition, variation)
  • Family (kinship, sex, gender relationships)
  • Language
  • Living beings (taxonomy, teleology, physiology)
  • Mathematics and Physics (number, space, object, causality)
  • Minds (agency detection, theory of mind)
  • Religion, ritual and magic
  • Social life (social norms, reputation managment, coalition formation)

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