Event Registration: https://forms.gle/uRMm8Edvzc2DXSWD8
Event Schedule: https://www.lps.uci.edu/workshops/cognitive_evolution.php
Registration Deadline: April 5, 2024
Précis: Lately, a number of questions about how human cognition evolved have garnered renewed interest from philosophers. The influence of Darwinian evolution on philosophy has a long and complicated history, but new methodological developments and empirical findings are beginning to shed significant light on the phylogenetic origins of some of the most fundamental features of distinctively human cognition. Our understandings of moral psychology, decision making, linguistic capacity, and other departments of human thought have been articulated and enriched by recent evolutionarily-oriented work. This workshop will bring together scholars approaching this grand project from numerous angles in the hopes of improving our standing in our collective attempt to understand how we evolved to be creatures constituted as we are.