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Empirically Engaged Evolutionary EthicsMorality as Cognitive Scaffolding in the Nucleus of the Mesoamerican Cosmovision

Empirically Engaged Evolutionary Ethics: Morality as Cognitive Scaffolding in the Nucleus of the... [The aim of this chapter is to investigate changes and continuities of human moral systems from an evolutionary and socio-historical perspective. Specifically, I will argue that these systems can be approached through the lens of non-genetic inheritance systems and niche construction. I will examine morality from a comparative socio-historical perspective. From this, I suggest that these inheritance systems are cognitively scaffolded, and that these scaffolds are part of the nucleus of the historical Mesoamerican cosmovision.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Empirically Engaged Evolutionary EthicsMorality as Cognitive Scaffolding in the Nucleus of the Mesoamerican Cosmovision

Part of the Synthese Library Book Series (volume 437)
Editors: De Smedt, Johan; De Cruz, Helen

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-68801-1
Pages
203 –220
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68802-8_10
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Abstract

[The aim of this chapter is to investigate changes and continuities of human moral systems from an evolutionary and socio-historical perspective. Specifically, I will argue that these systems can be approached through the lens of non-genetic inheritance systems and niche construction. I will examine morality from a comparative socio-historical perspective. From this, I suggest that these inheritance systems are cognitively scaffolded, and that these scaffolds are part of the nucleus of the historical Mesoamerican cosmovision.]

Published: May 5, 2021

Keywords: Cosmovision Cosmovision; Niche construction theory Niche construction theory (NCT); Scaffolding cognition Cognitions; Sociohistorical approach; Non-genetic inheritance systems Non-genetic inheritance systems; Mesoamerican studies Mesoamerican studies; Cultural change Cultural change; Non-western morality; Historical processes Historical processes; Integrative anthropology Integrative anthropology; Extended evolutionary synthesis Extended evolutionary synthesis

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