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Het 'universele zuur' van de evolutionaire psychologie?

Maarten Boudry UGent, Helen De Cruz, Stefaan Blancke UGent and Johan De Smedt UGent (2011) TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR FILOSOFIE. 73(2). p.287-305
abstract
In a previous issue of Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Filip Buekens argues that evolutionary psychology (EP), or some interpretations thereof, have a corrosive impact on our ‘manifest self-image’. Buekens wants to defend and protect the global adequacy of this manifest self-image in the face of what he calls evolutionary revisionism. Although we largely agree with Buekens’ central argument, we criticize his analysis on several accounts, making some constructive proposals to strengthen his case. First, Buekens’ argument fails to target EP, because his notion of the ‘constitutive conditions’ of our attitudes is too wide and too extensive. Second, his defense of the global adequacy of our attitudes does not allow for sufficient differentiation to analyze the problem of potential self-refutation with respect to EP. Third, his account of knowledge about constitutive conditions, and its impact on our self-image, is problematic. We provide a more detailed explanation for the pervasiveness of evolutionary revisionism and other misconceptions about EP. Finally, we consider in what sense EP may legitimately affect our self-image, and whether it can truly inspire corrections of our view of human nature.
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organization
alternative title
The 'universal acid' of evolutionary psychology
year
type
journalArticle (original)
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published
subject
keyword
evolutionary psychology, evolutionary debunking arguments, proximate and ultimate causes, manifest self-image, revisionism, naturalized epistemology
journal title
TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR FILOSOFIE
Tijdschr. Filos.
volume
73
issue
2
pages
287 - 305
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000292473200003
ISSN
0040-750X
DOI
10.2143/TVF.73.2.2118207
language
Dutch
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1108953
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1108953
date created
2011-01-24 12:13:47
date last changed
2012-04-26 16:07:04
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  abstract     = {In a previous issue of Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Filip Buekens argues that evolutionary psychology (EP), or some interpretations thereof, have a corrosive impact on our {\textquoteleft}manifest self-image{\textquoteright}. Buekens wants to defend and protect the global adequacy of this manifest self-image in the face of what he calls evolutionary revisionism. Although we largely agree with Buekens{\textquoteright} central argument, we criticize his analysis on several accounts, making some constructive proposals to strengthen his case. First, Buekens{\textquoteright} argument fails to target EP, because his notion of the {\textquoteleft}constitutive conditions{\textquoteright} of our attitudes is too wide and too extensive. Second, his defense of the global adequacy of our attitudes does not allow for sufficient differentiation to analyze the problem of potential self-refutation with respect to EP. Third, his account of knowledge about constitutive conditions, and its impact on our self-image, is problematic. We provide a more detailed explanation for the pervasiveness of evolutionary revisionism and other misconceptions about EP. Finally, we consider in what sense EP may legitimately affect our self-image, and whether it can truly inspire corrections of our view of human nature.},
  author       = {Boudry, Maarten and De Cruz, Helen and Blancke, Stefaan and De Smedt, Johan},
  issn         = {0040-750X},
  journal      = {TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR FILOSOFIE},
  keyword      = {evolutionary psychology,evolutionary debunking arguments,proximate and ultimate causes,manifest self-image,revisionism,naturalized epistemology},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {287--305},
  title        = {Het 'universele zuur' van de evolutionaire psychologie?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/TVF.73.2.2118207},
  volume       = {73},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Boudry, Maarten, Helen De Cruz, Stefaan Blancke, and Johan De Smedt. 2011. “Het ‘Universele Zuur’ Van De Evolutionaire Psychologie?” Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 73 (2): 287–305.
APA
Boudry, M., De Cruz, H., Blancke, S., & De Smedt, J. (2011). Het “universele zuur” van de evolutionaire psychologie? TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR FILOSOFIE, 73(2), 287–305.
Vancouver
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Boudry M, De Cruz H, Blancke S, De Smedt J. Het “universele zuur” van de evolutionaire psychologie? TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR FILOSOFIE. 2011;73(2):287–305.
MLA
Boudry, Maarten, Helen De Cruz, Stefaan Blancke, et al. “Het ‘Universele Zuur’ Van De Evolutionaire Psychologie?” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR FILOSOFIE 73.2 (2011): 287–305. Print.