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The Last Great Ape

I had the good fortune to meet at a conference the very excellent Frances White who is featured in this documentary. Frances is so much more interesting and empirically sound than the cultural anthropologists who typically operate under a highly derivative and lazy Marxist lens. anthropologybonobosEmpathyevolutionary biologyfrances whiteSociality

Economics, cognitive science and social cognition

Here is the intro to Don’s paper: This essay concerns the role of economics in the interdisciplinary study of social cognition. Increasingly many economists believe that economics has such a role. Most who hold this opinion do so because they think that, to some extent, important parts of microeconomics should collapse into psychology. They think this…