Reviews

If you are interested in reviewing a book for the ASEBL Journal or blog, please contact the editor, Gregory F. Tague. Reviews will be written by experts in the field who should hold a doctorate. We are very selective about what will get reviewed, and we prefer to review books that (as well as working within the aims and scope of the journal) fall into the general category of evolutionary studies. Reviews should not use any footnoting software of any kind (and any notes or bibliography would simply be listed at the end without using such end-noting software). Reviews should not exceed 2,500 words. Whether or not a review, which appears on the blog, will appear in the Journal is left to the discretion of the editor. At this point, we are not providing review copies of books.
Each Review is a Copyrighted work - All Rights Reserved

2 April 2015. I've taken down my reviews on the blog with the aim of substantially re-working them into a unified project. Will post developments. Any reviews that appear in the journal will of course remain. 3 June 2015: Updates here
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Lisa Zunshine, editor. Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2010. Paperback. 400 pgs. ISBN: 9780801894886. $35.00US [9 July 2012 by Gregory F. Tague]

Edward O. Wilson. The Social Conquest of Earth. NY: Liveright/Norton, 2012. Hardcover 352 pgs. ISBN: 978-0871404138. $27.95US [9 September 2012 by Wendy Galgan]

Dennis L. Krebs. The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account. Oxford: OUP, 2011. ISBN: 978-0199778232. Hardcover. $49.49US [1 November 2012 by Gregory F. Tague]

Christopher Boehm. Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame. NY: Basic Books, 2012. ISBN: 978-0465020485. Hardcover. $28.99US [27 December 2012 by Gregory F. Tague]

Christof Koch. Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780262017497. $24.95US - AND, Lisa Zunshine. Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us About Culture. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2012. ISBN: 9781421406169. $29.95US [19 January 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Mark Pagel. Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind. NY: Norton, 2012. ISBN: 978-0393065879. Hardcover. $29.95US [18 February 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Patricia Churchland. Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2011. ISBN: 978-0691156347. Hardcover. $24.95US [11 April 2013 by Eric Luttrell]

Frans de Waal. The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates. NY: Norton, 2013. ISBN: 978-0393073775. Hardcover. $27.95US [1 July 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Alex Mesoudi. Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory Can Explain Human Culture and Synthesize the Social Sciences. Chicago: U Chicago P, 2011. ISBN: 978-0226520445. Paper. $27.50US [18 August 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Jared Diamond. The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? NY: Viking, 2012. ISBN: 978-0670024810. Hardcover. $36US [27 August 2013 by Eric Platt]

Paul B. Armstrong. How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2013. ISBN: 978-1421410029. Hardcover. $49.95US [12 November 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

G. Gabrielle Starr. Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0262019316. Hardcover. $25.00US [26 December 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]


Joshua Greene. Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them. NY: Penguin, 2013. ISBN: 978-1594202605. Hardcover. $29.95US [8 March 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]


Peter Swirski. From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2013. ISBN: 978-0773542952. Hardcover. 19.99 Pounds. [20 March 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]


Gary Hatfield and Holly Pittman, eds. Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2013. ISBN: 9781934536490. Hardcover. $69.95US [29 May 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]


Hilary Putnam, Susan Neiman, Jeffrey P. Schloss, eds. Understanding Moral Sentiments: Darwinian Perspectives. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-1412853965. Hardcover. $54.95US [13 June 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]


Michael Tomasello, A Natural History of Human Thinking. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2014. ISBN: 9780674724778. Hardcover. $35US [27 June 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]


Kristen Shepherd-Barr, Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett. NY: Columbia UP, 2015. [8 November by Gregory F. Tague]

Carole Brooks Platt. In Their Right Minds: The Lives and Shared Practices of Poetic Geniuses. Imprint Academic, 2015. ISBN: 978-1845407896. $29.90. [19 December 2015 by Gregory F. Tague]

Tone Roald. The Subject of Aesthetics: APsychology of Art and Experience. Leiden: Brill, 2015. $57US. ISBN: 978-9004308718.  Alva NoĆ«. Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature. NY: Hill and Wang, 2015. $28US. ISBN: 978-0809089178. [12 January 2016 by Gregory F. Tague]

Todd E. Feinberg and Jon M. Mallatt. The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Created Experience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016. [6 July 2016 by Gregory F. Tague]

Colin McGinn. Inborn Knowledge: The Mystery Within. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015. [31 December 2016 by Gregory F. Tague]

David Livingstone Smith, ed. How Biology Shapes Philosophy. Cambridge: CUP, 2017. [28 June 2017 by Gregory F. Tague]

Kevin N. Laland. Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton: PUP, 2017. [2 August 2017 by Gregory F. Tague]

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