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Conclusion: Towards a Reconciliation

ByHarvey Whitehouse

Are the arguments about mind, evolution, and culture, advanced in the two parts of this volume, fundamentally intractable? 1 Clearly, some of the contributors think so. Nevertheless, the distance between the perspectives of Parts One and Two, although reflecting widely and deeply held differences of approach between cognitive scientists and social anthropologists respectively, is partly an artefact of style rather than of substance.