UE944 - SOCSCI 201 - Cultural evolution

Type d'UE
Séminaires DR/CR
Disciplines
Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m1-program-13570 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Philosophie sociale Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
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The course will present the main concepts involved in the cognitive approach to the social sciences: ultimate and proximate explanations, adaptive plasticity, cultural transmission and cultural evolution. We will use these distinctions to better understand social phenomena such as religion, art or cross-cultural differences.

1. Logistics and Introduction

2.  The recycling of the visual system and the evolution of writing systems

3. Cultural selection and cultural evolution

4. Cognition, emphasis, and the viewer's experience of fine art

6. The empathic narrative

7. Wild religions

8. Cultural transmission and epistemic deference

9. Animal cultures

10. Using cognitive science in history: The case of emotions in theatre plays

11. Using cognitive science in history: The case of trustworthiness in portraits

12. Using phylogenetic methods in cultural evolution

  • Sciences cognitives – M1/S2
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 4 ECTS
    MCC – autre (participation orale), contrôle continu
  • Nicolas Baumard [référent·e]   chargé de recherche, CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)
Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

The course Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology (Socsci 101) is strongly recommended. If you haven’t taken this course, you need to read Boyer’s Minds Makes Society (2018) before the beginning of the course.

  • Autre lieu Paris
    ENS 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (salle à préciser)
    2nd semestre / hebdomadaire, jeudi 14:00-17:00
    du 4 février 2021 au 20 mai 2021


Intervenant·e·s


  • Nicolas Baumard [référent·e]   chargé de recherche, CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)

Planning


  • Autre lieu Paris
    ENS 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (salle à préciser)
    2nd semestre / hebdomadaire, jeudi 14:00-17:00
    du 4 février 2021 au 20 mai 2021


Description


Type d'UE
Séminaires DR/CR
Disciplines
Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m1-program-13570 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Philosophie sociale Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

The course will present the main concepts involved in the cognitive approach to the social sciences: ultimate and proximate explanations, adaptive plasticity, cultural transmission and cultural evolution. We will use these distinctions to better understand social phenomena such as religion, art or cross-cultural differences.

1. Logistics and Introduction

2.  The recycling of the visual system and the evolution of writing systems

3. Cultural selection and cultural evolution

4. Cognition, emphasis, and the viewer's experience of fine art

6. The empathic narrative

7. Wild religions

8. Cultural transmission and epistemic deference

9. Animal cultures

10. Using cognitive science in history: The case of emotions in theatre plays

11. Using cognitive science in history: The case of trustworthiness in portraits

12. Using phylogenetic methods in cultural evolution


Master


  • Sciences cognitives – M1/S2
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 4 ECTS
    MCC – autre (participation orale), contrôle continu

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

The course Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology (Socsci 101) is strongly recommended. If you haven’t taken this course, you need to read Boyer’s Minds Makes Society (2018) before the beginning of the course.