Archive for Robin Dunbar

Disgust: How Social Emotions Become Social (If They Actually Do)

In my last post I talked about the political, sociological, and economic implications that I recognized as I read neuroscientist Louis Cozolino’s book entitled The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain (Second Edition) (2006, 2014). In this post I’d like to focus in on some technical information from Cozolino’s book that, […]

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“Evolutionary Cultural Ecology” (ECE)—Let’s Look at Its Connection to Bowlbian Attachment Theory

Occasionally I’ll write a post that mainly serves my research needs: To summarize and record information concerning a particular topic. This is one such post. In my last post I looked at the edited volume entitled Traditions of Systems Theory—Major Figures and Contemporary Developments, edited by Darrell Arnold (2014). Chapter fourteen in Traditions of Systems […]

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Reflections on the Evolution and Deep History of “Mentalization”

Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar has just released a new book entitled Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind. Dunbar wrote his book along with two archaeology colleagues, Clive Gamble and John Gowlett. For simplicity, at times, I’ll refer to Thinking Big as Dunbar’s book. In the rest of this post […]

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Should Philanthropists Have the Right to Impose Rights?

If you have been reading my blog over the last couple of months then you know that I am now enamored of philosopher John Searle’s work in the area of how the social world is constructed and for what reason. I discovered Searle’s work by reading the book Evolutionary Psychology coauthored by another of my […]

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Understanding the Growing Resentment Directed Toward Biology and Nature—The Philosophy of John Searle

In an earlier blog post I mentioned a book by Robin Dunbar and his colleagues entitled Evolutionary Psychology. Dunbar et al. draw heavily from the work of philosopher John Searle. Using Searle’s work as a background, Dunbar et al. make an observation that stunned me. Consider the following quote: Searle argues that language and ToM […]

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