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The tripod effect: Evolutionary perspectives on cooperation, cognition and communication

Gärdenfors, Peter LU ; Brinck, Ingar LU and Osvath, Mathias LU (2012) In New perspectives on the symbolic species p.193-224
Abstract
This article concerns the co-evolution of hominin cooperation, communication and cognition. Certain hominin

ecologies seem to have relied on cognitive foresight. The capacity of planning for future needs, combined with more

developed cooperative skills, opened up the cognitive niche of cooperation towards future goals. Such cooperation

requires complex intersubjectivity. We analyze five domains of intersubjectivity: emotion, desire,

attention, intention, and belief; and argue that cooperation towards future goals requires, among other things, joint

intentions (we-intentions). We scrutinize the cognitive and communicative conditions for reciprocal altruism, found

in some species; and... (More)
This article concerns the co-evolution of hominin cooperation, communication and cognition. Certain hominin

ecologies seem to have relied on cognitive foresight. The capacity of planning for future needs, combined with more

developed cooperative skills, opened up the cognitive niche of cooperation towards future goals. Such cooperation

requires complex intersubjectivity. We analyze five domains of intersubjectivity: emotion, desire,

attention, intention, and belief; and argue that cooperation towards future goals requires, among other things, joint

intentions (we-intentions). We scrutinize the cognitive and communicative conditions for reciprocal altruism, found

in some species; and indirect reciprocity, a form of cooperation typical in the hominin line. (Less)
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cognitive foresight, hominin evolution, intersubjectivity, cooperation, joint intention, reciprocal altruism
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New perspectives on the symbolic species
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Stjernfeldt, F; Deacon, T and Schilhab, T
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193 - 224
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ecologies seem to have relied on cognitive foresight. The capacity of planning for future needs, combined with more<br/><br>
developed cooperative skills, opened up the cognitive niche of cooperation towards future goals. Such cooperation<br/><br>
requires complex intersubjectivity. We analyze five domains of intersubjectivity: emotion, desire,<br/><br>
attention, intention, and belief; and argue that cooperation towards future goals requires, among other things, joint<br/><br>
intentions (we-intentions). We scrutinize the cognitive and communicative conditions for reciprocal altruism, found<br/><br>
in some species; and indirect reciprocity, a form of cooperation typical in the hominin line.},
  author       = {Gärdenfors, Peter and Brinck, Ingar and Osvath, Mathias},
  editor       = {Stjernfeldt, F and Deacon, T and Schilhab, T},
  isbn         = {978-94-007-2336-8},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {193--224},
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  series       = {New perspectives on the symbolic species},
  title        = {The tripod effect: Evolutionary perspectives on cooperation, cognition and communication},
  year         = {2012},
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