Explaining Culture by Dan Sperber
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Explaining Culture
By Dan Sperber

Explaining Culture

A Naturalistic Approach

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Explaining Culture by Dan Sperber

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Ideas, Dan Sperber argues, may be contagious. They may invade whole populations. In the process, the people, their environment, and the ideas themselves are being transformed. To explain culture is to describe the causes and the effects of this contagion of ideas. This book will be read by all those with an interest in the impact of the cognitive revolution on our understanding of culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631200451
ISBN-10: 0631200452
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 157mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Enriches and updates relevance theory and explores its implications for linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science and literary studies.

Experimental Pragmatics by Dan Sperber Experimental Pragmatics, Paperback (October 2004)

How do we understand what we are told, resolve ambiguities, appreciate metaphor and irony, and grasp both explicit and implicit content in verbal communication? This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to an exciting new field in which models of language and meaning are tested and compared using techniques from psycholinguistics.

Metarepresentations by Dan Sperber Metarepresentations, Hardback (September 2000)

This volume concerns metarepresentation: the construction and use of representations that represent other representations. It collects studies on the subject by an interdisciplinary group of contributors.

Causal Cognition by Dan Sperber Causal Cognition, Paperback (July 1996)

Understanding cause-effect relationships is fundamental to the study of cognition. This book presents the developments in the study of causal cognition and discuss their different perspectives. The result is an interdisciplinary debate aimed at the non-specialist.

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Author Biography - Dan Sperber

Dan Sperber is Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. He has been visiting Professor at Princeton University, The London School of Economics and the University of Michigan. He is author of Rethinking Symbolism, On Anthropological Knowledge and, with Deirdre Wilson, Relevance: Communication and Cogntion (1995).

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