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Ivan Gonzalez-Cabrera
KLI Colloquia
Sharing our Normative Worlds: The Role of Ontogeny in the Evolution of Normative Thinking
Ivan Dario GONZALEZ-CABRERA (KLI & Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
2016-03-10 16:30 - 2016-03-10 16:30
Organized by KLI

Topic description:
This talk is divided into two parts. In the first part, I will give a brief overview of my research project on normative cognition. In the second part, I will defend a particular picture of the evolutionary trajectory of normative thinking. The reconstruction I will offer ties up normative thinking to the lineage of a psychological phenomenon called ‘shared intentionality’. This lineage explanation takes into account both human evolution and human ontogeny, with regard to a variety of life history variables and psychological competencies as well.


Biographical note:
Ivan Dario Gonzalez Cabrera is a Ph.D. Student at the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Comparative and Developmental Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. He has recently received a Writing-Up Fellowship of the KLI and started working on his project at the KLI in January 2016.