Tag: ‘Speaking Our Minds’ Book Club

Reflections on the Speaking Our Minds book club

Thom Scott-Phillips , August 17th, 2015


I can say without reservation or qualification that the Speaking Our Minds (SOM) book club was the single most challenging and rewarding intellectual experience of my career to…


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‘Speaking Our Minds’ Book Club

Olivier Morin , July 13th, 2015


From mid-June to mid-July 2015, the ICCI website has hosted a Book Club devoted to Thom Scott-Phillips’ book, Speaking Our Mind. The book has received positive reviews in…


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Communication without Metapsychology

Tad Zawidzki , July 3rd, 2015


This is an excellent book. I cannot think of another on this topic that matches its clarity, concision, accessibility, comprehensiveness, and argumentative rigor. I’m quite amazed that Scott-Phillips…


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A closer look at communication among our closest relatives

Katja Liebal , July 3rd, 2015


I am writing this while conducting fieldwork in Zambia, with only very limited access to the internet. Therefore, I could not read already existing posts and the corresponding…


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Cats, tacs and kunvenshuns

Tim Wharton , July 2nd, 2015


First of all, thanks to Thom for his excellent book. I agree completely that pragmatics has been under-represented in discussions of the evolution of language (with the notable…


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Natural language and the language of thought

Deirdre Wilson , June 30th, 2015


(This post forms part of our “book club” discussing Thom Scott-Phillip’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) I found Thom’s book extremely illuminating, ins…


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Inferential communication and information theory

Greg Bryant , June 30th, 2015


Speaking Our Minds is a timely book that very effectively frames many of the current important problems facing researchers interested in the nature of language and communication. Too few…


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One explanation to rule them all?

Clark Barrett , June 29th, 2015


 The field of language evolution, it seems to me, is a microcosm of the evolutionary behavioral sciences more generally, in the following sense: you can maintain more or…


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Intending to speak our mind, and speaking our mind

Mathieu Charbonneau , June 29th, 2015


(This post forms part of our “book club” discussing Thom Scott-Phillip’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) Thom Scott-Phillips’ contribution consists in fur…


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Communication, culture, and biology in the evolution of language

Kenny Smith , June 27th, 2015


Speaking Our Minds is an enjoyable book, providing an excellent survey of some of the perennial and current issues in the field of language evolution, as well as…


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Enjoyable, but doesn’t solve the mystery

Bart de Boer , June 26th, 2015


(This post forms part of our “book club” discussing Thom Scott-Phillip’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) I have read Thom Scott-Philips’ book with great…


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Alignments across disciplines

International Cognition and Culture Institute , June 25th, 2015


By Ira Noveck & Tiffany Morisseau (This post forms part of our “book club” discussing Thom Scott-Phillip’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) This book …


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Combinatoriality and codes

Liz Irvine , June 24th, 2015


I read this book as part of an interdisciplinary reading group at Cardiff. As we found, there’s a lot to agree with in the book, but the commentary…


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No communication without reputation, no reputation without communication

Olivier Morin , June 23rd, 2015


(This post forms part of our “book club” discussing Thom Scott-Phillip’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) I chose to organise an ICCI book club around…


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Cultural attraction, “standard” cultural evolution, and language

Alberto Acerbi , June 23rd, 2015


(This post forms part of our “book club” discussing Thom Scott-Phillip’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.)Speaking Our Minds (SOM) was a great pleasure to …


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Key notions in the study of communication

Dan Sperber , June 22nd, 2015


(This post forms part of our “book club” discussing Thom Scott-Phillip’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) I am enthusiastic about Thom Scott-Phillips’ bo…


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A few comments on ‘Speaking Our Minds’

International Cognition and Culture Institute , June 22nd, 2015


By Paulo Sousa and Karolina Prochownik We would like first to thank the ICCI team for the invitation to participate in the book club around Thom Scott-Phillips’ Speaking…


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Why do children but not apes acquire language?

Richard Moore , June 22nd, 2015


(This post forms part of our “book club” discussing Thom Scott-Phillip’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) In his introduction to Thom Scott-Phillips’s Spea…


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‘Speaking Our Minds’ Book Club: A précis of the book by Thom Scott-Phillips

International Cognition and Culture Institute , June 20th, 2015


We are thrilled to open our second book club, devoted to Thom Scott-Phillips’ book, Speaking Our Minds: Why human communication is different, and how language evolved to make it…


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