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Book Review: And a Machiavellian Spin Doctor Shall Lead Them from the Spotlight of the Cartesian Theater:

Book Review: And a Machiavellian Spin Doctor Shall Lead Them from the Spotlight of the Cartesian... Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2010. 9(2): 200-203 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review And a Machiavellian Spin Doctor Shall Lead Them from the Spotlight of the Cartesian Theater A review of Robert Kurzban, Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, 2010, 274 pp., US$27.95, ISBN 978-0-691-14674-4 (hardcover). Robert D. Mather, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: rmather@uco.edu (Corresponding author). Ashalee C. Hurst, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: ahurst1@uco.edu. When conceptualizing the “mind,” E.O. Wilson stated, “It throws a spotlight on those portions of the world it must know in order to live to the next day, and surrenders the rest to darkness” (1998, p. 105). Consciousness, from this perspective, can be thought of as what is in a spotlight. Conscious thought consists of what is in the “spotlight” of attention, and unconscious thought consists of the stagehands, set builders, truck drivers, and everything else that comes together in the process of creating a play. Indeed, the spotlight is not a perfect circle—it fades in the borders on the stage and some things may not appear to be completely in or out of the spotlight. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Book Review: And a Machiavellian Spin Doctor Shall Lead Them from the Spotlight of the Cartesian Theater:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 9 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2011

Book Review: And a Machiavellian Spin Doctor Shall Lead Them from the Spotlight of the Cartesian Theater:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 9 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2011

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2010. 9(2): 200-203 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review And a Machiavellian Spin Doctor Shall Lead Them from the Spotlight of the Cartesian Theater A review of Robert Kurzban, Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, 2010, 274 pp., US$27.95, ISBN 978-0-691-14674-4 (hardcover). Robert D. Mather, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: rmather@uco.edu (Corresponding author). Ashalee C. Hurst, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: ahurst1@uco.edu. When conceptualizing the “mind,” E.O. Wilson stated, “It throws a spotlight on those portions of the world it must know in order to live to the next day, and surrenders the rest to darkness” (1998, p. 105). Consciousness, from this perspective, can be thought of as what is in a spotlight. Conscious thought consists of what is in the “spotlight” of attention, and unconscious thought consists of the stagehands, set builders, truck drivers, and everything else that comes together in the process of creating a play. Indeed, the spotlight is not a perfect circle—it fades in the borders on the stage and some things may not appear to be completely in or out of the spotlight.

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2010. 9(2): 200-203 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review And a Machiavellian Spin Doctor Shall Lead Them from the Spotlight of the Cartesian Theater A review of Robert Kurzban, Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, 2010, 274 pp., US$27.95, ISBN 978-0-691-14674-4 (hardcover). Robert D. Mather, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: rmather@uco.edu (Corresponding author). Ashalee C. Hurst, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: ahurst1@uco.edu. When conceptualizing the “mind,” E.O. Wilson stated, “It throws a spotlight on those portions of the world it must know in order to live to the next day, and surrenders the rest to darkness” (1998, p. 105). Consciousness, from this perspective, can be thought of as what is in a spotlight. Conscious thought consists of what is in the “spotlight” of attention, and unconscious thought consists of the stagehands, set builders, truck drivers, and everything else that comes together in the process of creating a play. Indeed, the spotlight is not a perfect circle—it fades in the borders on the stage and some things may not appear to be completely in or out of the spotlight.

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Published: Apr 1, 2011

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