Forthcoming issue

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Vol 2.2, Fall 2018

Edited by

Joseph Carroll
University of Missouri, St. Louis

Mathias Clasen
Aarhus University

Emelie Jonsson
University of Gothenburg


Religion, Evolution, and the Basis of Institutions: The Institutional Cognition Model of Religion
Connor Wood and John H. Shaver

Aesthetics and Fetishism: Key Stimuli and Power Objects
Henrik Høgh-Olesen

Evocative Advocates and Stirring Statesmen: Law, Politics, and the Weaponization of Imagery
Carlton Patrick

Evolutionary Perspectives and Popular Culture: State of the Art
Catherine Salmon

“The Mind, the Helpless Mind”: An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychological Preoccupations in the Poetry of Stephen Dunn
Judith P. Saunders

A Tale of Two Species: The Origins of Art and the Neanderthal Challenge
Eveline Seghers

Review Essay

Get Shorty: Steven Pinker on the Enlightenment
Geoffrey Galt Harpham

Book Reviews

Maarten Boudry and Massimo Pigliucci. Science Unlimited? The Challenges of Scientism
Reviewed by Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen

Robert Boyd. A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species
Reviewed by Thomas J. H. Morgan

Antonio Damasio. The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures
Reviewed by Shimon Edelman

Gregory J. Feist, Roni Reiter-Palmon, and James C. Kaufman. The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity and Personality Research
Reviewed by Aaron Kozbelt

Helen Fisher. Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray
Reviewed by Liana S. E. Hone

Angela D. Friederici. Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity
Reviewed by Philip Lieberman

Yuval Harari. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Reviewed by Daniel Helsing

Beth Lau, ed. Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind
Reviewed by Brian Boyd

Luther H. Martin and Donald Wiebe, eds. Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-Five Years
Reviewed by Christopher Kavanagh

Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber. The Enigma of Reason
Reviewed by Brian Boyd

Michael J. Ryan. A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction
Reviewed by Henrik Høgh-Olesen

D. Jason Slone and James A. Van Slyke. The Attraction of Religion: A New Evolutionary Psychology of Religion
Reviewed by Jay R. Feierman

Reuven Tsur. Poetic Conventions as Cognitive Fossils
Reviewed by Michael A. Winkelman

Tyler Volk. Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be
Reviewed by Bernard Wood


Contributor Bios

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