Explaining culture: A naturalistic approach - by Dan Sperber[Reading report] by Laura Callegari

2012-07-27

The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC in 2012.

Where do our ideas come from?” Why are some cultural representations (myths, traditions…) more widespread and more stable within some groups of population ? Social sciences usually explain cultural facts without considering natural sciences. On contrary, Dan Sperber uses cognitive science to develop a relevant anthropological approach and draws some early pictures of how the brain can work while selecting representations. His boldness will be awarded in 2009 the first Claude Lévi-Strauss Award, that acknowledges the work of researchers in human and social sciences.

Quote article  Laura Callegari, « Explaining culture: A naturalistic approach - by Dan Sperber », 27 july 2012, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/263.sls

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