Atran's evolutionary psychology: “Say it ain't just-so, Joe”
James Maffie a1 a1 Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1781
Atran advances three theses: our folk-biological taxonomy is
(1) universal, (2) innate, and (3) the product of natural selection. I
argue that Atran offers insufficient support for theses (2) and (3)
and that his evolutionary psychology thus amounts to nothing more
than a just-so story.