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Description - Cognitive Foundations of Natural History by Scott Atran

What is it about human nature that makes our species capable of thinking scientifically? Inspired by a debate between Noam Chomsky and Jean Piaget, Scott Atran traces the development of natural history from Aristotle to Darwin, and demonstrates how the science of plants and animals has emerged from the common conceptions of folkbiology. The author proceeds not only from the more traditional philosophical, historical or sociological perspectives, but from a point of view he considers more basic and necessary to all of these: that of cognition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521438711
ISBN-10: 0521438713
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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