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Title: Coevoluzionismo senza se e senza ma
Authors: Ferretti, Francesco
Keywords: brain
language
evolution
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Universit√† di Trieste
Citation: Francesco Ferretti, "Coevoluzionismo senza se e senza ma", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XI (2009) 2, pp. 92-105.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XI (2009) 2
Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between brain and language in terms of coevolution. Nowadays, the thesis of coevolution is defended by the exponents of the neoculturalist paradigm to claim that language is the product of cultural (not biological) evolution. In our opinion, this claim is misleading. From our point of view, in fact, we can refer to the relationship between brain and language in terms of coevolution only if we are prepared to maintain that language is the product of natural selection. In our opinion, in other words, the coevolution thesis involves the idea of language as biological (not cultural) adaptation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/5162
ISSN: 1825-5167
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