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Andrew Buskell @AndrewBuskell Cambridge, England

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, @CambridgeHps: Philosophy of Science (esp. Psychology and Biology); Cultural Evolution; Ethics & Politics | he/him

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Breaking #JOB news: TWO permanent lecturer positions in philosophy of biology & philosophy of data are now open for… https://t.co/XkvQ19IypP
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5/10
2021
@lalaneph Congratulations!“Extrapolating human cognitive limits from regressions on non-human primate data is of limited value for both theor… https://t.co/TTK7DF9LV3
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @johnhawks Continuing thanks for these drawings and paleoanthropological context. I'm wondering if there are plans… https://t.co/4jJbZTJnxBMy book, *Drawing the Line: What to Do with the Work of Immoral Artists from Museums to the Movies*, is now availab… https://t.co/2jaW2fJWvS
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5/7
2021
@alabalawhiskey But the one I've spent most time working *for*, not to mention working in—and the one I feel the gr… https://t.co/AmRgfAfwVq @alabalawhiskey I'm a big fan of the Uppsala University Library; huge windows to let in whatever light the Swedish… https://t.co/4RUiZoEahB
5/6
2021
Come along today at 3pm. All welcome. https://t.co/XsjdISASIr
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4/30
2021
We are happy to announce that the 4th Annual ESLR workshop "Tracing Transmission: from nodes to networks" will be o… https://t.co/ZM1gmtbm9s
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellA sobering read amidst a month of some truly gutting rejections. I'm not sure this essay gives hope so much as un… https://t.co/XHHDo4mjaiThe next installment of the Evolutionary Pragmatics forum takes place this Friday 28th April at 3pm (CET). Our spea… https://t.co/56lYGkgCoO
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4/28
2021
APPLY NOW: Four-year PhD Scholarship contributing to our exciting ERC project on Genetically Evolving Models in Sci… https://t.co/T9b0BwIAHb
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @alabalawhiskey @DailyNousEditor There is also one for high school students. I don't see one for postgrads. https://t.co/SsqHlO97hL @alabalawhiskey @DailyNousEditor has a page, though specifically for undergraduates: https://t.co/BtixUnHTKJI'm organizing a pretty neat online conference with @KristinAndrewz on normative cognition in human and nonhuman an… https://t.co/BBEzCwwx2O
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4/27
2021
Pre-announcement and CFP: Normative Animals Workshop. June 17-18. Join @birchlse @DrSFBrosnan @bonobo_stylehttps://t.co/p3Mh2cFr41
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellJOB: Postdoc in Philosophy of Biology, Leibniz Uni Hannover, Germany Read: https://t.co/ClMGp9GAxM
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4/23
2021
Paper with Padraic Monaghan: stable words are higher in iconicity, longer in length, and earlier acquired during de… https://t.co/qzayowPLKf
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @El_Dritch "Singing in the Rain"? @tscottphillips @matt_zefferman @ehud @OliverWithAnI This last one speaks more to the issues @ehud is interested in… https://t.co/WLJcya4YGy @tscottphillips @matt_zefferman @ehud @OliverWithAnI And indeed, my response to the article Thom mentions: https://t.co/uIPQgh6IKq @tscottphillips @matt_zefferman @ehud @OliverWithAnI I'd further note my critical responses to the cultural epidemi… https://t.co/xtwj4uwQC9
4/21
2021
Creating a new Wikipedia page is like publishing an article - except the reviewers are not experts and, in some cas… https://t.co/ibqAEUUsoS
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4/20
2021
@CommunicatMind @cdutilhnovaes But more generally, I'm sceptical of using bodysize/polygyny as a metric for inequal… https://t.co/hkrDV2EO6I @CommunicatMind @cdutilhnovaes In Sterelny's new book, he argues that some control of bullying (viz. domineering ma… https://t.co/1mkBnsFE1n @CommunicatMind @cdutilhnovaes I'll be curious to hear what you say Richard. My sense is that some of the takes are… https://t.co/o4u9h8a2Sp
4/19
2021
Free access online! Phenotypic Plasticity and Evolution: Causes, Consequences, and Controversies by edited by David… https://t.co/5LMI4BJdCj
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4/15
2021
Penn Symposium on Tools, Beliefs, and Behaviors to be held online on May 10 & 11, 2021! Invited speakers include… https://t.co/KpeEP3EdsM
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellIf you missed the @HumBehEvoSoc Roundtable on #Teaching and Cumulative Culture, check out the video here… https://t.co/RcbfFZNKrK
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellToday I will contribute to the seminar series ''Culture at the Macroscale: Boundaries, Barriers and Endogenous Chan… https://t.co/1Rrgrrs0Vm
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4/13
2021
In our next @envhum NEW ENV ARCHAEOLOGIES seminar series we welcome @EnviroSuzi to talk about archaeology's entangl… https://t.co/m8bdixPFtr
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @kevinmcld This is interesting. Could you say more about his positivism? Beck said little about this *except* to sa… https://t.co/sCGoN7kYYX
4/8
2021
@danwilliamsphil I thought something like this as well! But the differences between Hayek and contemporary positi… https://t.co/diojsQDlvP @PaulNolandhm I think that's right. At least from what I've gleaned from the Beck book, Hayek's account does not ap… https://t.co/xpQEt47YcW @PaulNolandhm But population growth is part of this story, and Hayek seems to take it that economic growth includes… https://t.co/odDo4ua1Bn @PaulNolandhm At least in Beck's interpretation of Hayek, conflict is subordinate to economic growth, and only emer… https://t.co/J0C9gYtOdqBut, if Beck is right in her diagnosis, then Hayek doesn't offer useful alternatives to the rich and theoretically… https://t.co/vNFQGblXfrBut despite this, there are many positions nearby to Hayek's that are still live options: the Richerson-Boyd-Henric… https://t.co/mXhFXGJA8rQuick analysis: from what we know now, (Beck's account of) Hayek's picture of psychology, cultural group selection,… https://t.co/RYszGA5KDJLinking these terms seems to lead Hayek to assert that progress is linked to a continual expansion in population an… https://t.co/dDS5YyUHIABut why should perpetuating tradition lead to capitalist markets rather than other economies? It seems Hayek just a… https://t.co/bHsCqwcl1qThis is Hayek's vice epistmology—we need to be dumb in order to perpetuate the complex yet efficient allocation of… https://t.co/FpPnHnVKZABut agents are generally dumb (according to Hayek) needing to use brute imitation to learn the ways of the market,… https://t.co/oFRRmlQkR3This also suggests a "mercantile" origin for vertical complexity in groups, with individuals slowly creating market… https://t.co/ZkP6kKG6oQWhy cultural group selection? Well, because markets were "spontaneous orders" of groups that were better or worse a… https://t.co/VI5dwXmQUEHayek believed in cultural group selection; something like "vice epistemology"; and a broadly progressivist account… https://t.co/9ByYFI2Y3wIn an attempt to learn about Hayek's ideas around cultural evolution, I've dived into Naomi Beck's "Hayek and the E… https://t.co/hzgefyM4Kt
4/7
2021
My department (LSE Philosophy) has an Assistant Prof position available. Please share the ad. You will see the AOS… https://t.co/UusSo5kODz
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4/4
2021
@Moshe_Hoffman @danwilliamsphil Thanks Moshe, The detailed psychological evidence and evolutionary narratives are… https://t.co/eug6GZb0a3 @Moshe_Hoffman @danwilliamsphil I agree👍 My suggestion was merely that different contrasts require different expla… https://t.co/2922usFZvb @Moshe_Hoffman @danwilliamsphil This is borne out in @JoHenrich's more recent work on WEIRD populations; suggesting… https://t.co/v15FmNnldd @Moshe_Hoffman @danwilliamsphil So with different deep cognitive structures, we would plausbily evolve different cu… https://t.co/gB0DEmEJAZ @Moshe_Hoffman @danwilliamsphil These stories are pretty expansive, but in a nutshell rely on a combination of pret… https://t.co/exw33Jx4JJ @Moshe_Hoffman @danwilliamsphil There are some cute toy examples of the role of affective emotions explaining reten… https://t.co/tBE0u3i6Cd @Moshe_Hoffman @danwilliamsphil I'd bet this is right for explaining *specific contents* of norms/beliefs. Still,… https://t.co/5cjnzelwGpWhat has two (primate) thumbs-up in its logo and is officially back on?! #CultConf21! Mark it down in your calendar… https://t.co/lJmBUJ9vN2
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4/2
2021
Further details of the 🤑 funding opportunities💰 available through the new CES funding scheme are now available. In… https://t.co/Tgskh1UNL7
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @danwilliamsphil @Moshe_Hoffman This might be true—but historical evidence does give some insight into process. For… https://t.co/Pslag0dC62 @danwilliamsphil @Moshe_Hoffman Norm sharing is also plausibly linked with ritualized behaviour, and here there is… https://t.co/7oINLj6hfc @danwilliamsphil @Moshe_Hoffman You might have to cut things little more finely. There's evidence of implicit norms… https://t.co/OvBT1I2OJSI miss that sweet, innocent time when we devoted 1 specific day a year to the rampant transmission of misinformation.
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellThis is terrible news for @AAPhilosophy Philosophy of Cognitive Science (and Philosophy in general).… https://t.co/bXLlKfouCZ
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4/1
2021
And if your curiosity about corn is piqued by that article in Isis, I assure you that I have a lot more to say! Ava… https://t.co/2Yzp1OqdLc
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellYears into my contemplation of corn, I'm happy to finally have some of these thoughts in print. See how the classif… https://t.co/FMqPWO81xy
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellI am a philosopher of sandwiches, he decided. Things good on the inside.
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3/31
2021
@kylepowyswhyte Many congratulations, Kyle—looking forward to seeing what comes from this. @KevinZollman How else are you going to stress out about what you’ve written if you can’t go back and verify? Surel… https://t.co/9Xu5Oxajd4The first is by Jean Baccelli on whether moral hazard and act-state dependence can be accounted for in classic Sava… https://t.co/ztJXQDKMKt
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell🥳🚨Finally a big chunk of my PhD is out and about!!!. @CTennie and I have developed a new method to pinpoint potenti… https://t.co/LIv54UJX5X
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @SuttonProfessor This is a tragedy John. Wishing you the best for your next moves.
3/29
2021
If you liked these talks OR if you missed these talks OR if you just really like the fact that languages have diff… https://t.co/i2WPrMuPnV
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @elkobadelko Congratulations, Ellen. What great news!Watch our latest online lecture: Universal Darwinism: A Health Check at Forty given by Professor Tim Lewens, Depart… https://t.co/bhSmRwYS5i
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellAPPLY NOW: Four-year PhD Scholarship contributing to our exciting ERC project on Genetically Evolving Models in Sci… https://t.co/eqpNzFbdeI
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3/25
2021
A fascinating article from @npseaver on mid-century cognitive anthropology, multi-dimensional scaling, and a (gener… https://t.co/KC5dWr1eOg
3/23
2021
@ehatmat Ahhh. Gotcha. Do you have a scholar profile? I feel like my recommendations are populated on the basis of… https://t.co/GxDoSNGqUsSkimming Lakatos to find the place where he dunks on Darwin, and I come across him agitating to burn down the LSE.… https://t.co/MQ8LtiVuL4
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @ehatmat Is this a search term problem? There's tons of material on linking archaeology and the nature of "culture"… https://t.co/uds0ihAQaT
3/22
2021
This thread collects the talks from the first seminar series on "Cultures at the Macro Scale". If you are researc… https://t.co/rKJm7XJMBh
3/18
2021
We are excited to announce the opening of abstract submission for the Cultural Evolution Society Conference 2021, h… https://t.co/iuZNdJG9Yj
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3/15
2021
@evogom Congratulations, Michael. This looks like a compelling and timely paper.Our paper was published today that looks at the effect of network architecture on the tempo of cumulative cultural… https://t.co/2JEoSPFolj
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3/10
2021
Our department in Vienna is looking for an Assistant Professor! Spread the word, please RT https://t.co/09y1miFaXE
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3/8
2021
Join us today at 3pm. All welcome. Do introduce yourself in the intro thread if you make it along! https://t.co/SrqwY1CeuG
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellFor next week @CCE_Brunel journal club, Wednesday 10 March 3pm GMT, we will discuss with @AndrewBuskell his preprin… https://t.co/s9vwxXEWGM
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3/5
2021
And finally, the last talk in the "Cultures at the Macro Scale" seminar series was from Dr. Cailin O'Connor (… https://t.co/3fzIaBoXZCSuper awesome book by @matthieu_queloz out, and #openaccess! I predict it will be an indispensable reference on phi… https://t.co/g4eZHZ6JeL
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellThis map of Acheulean geographic distribution is a really nice addition to the literature, reminds us of the inadeq… https://t.co/Bo1WlSViuD
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3/4
2021
Alison Wylie gave a talk on "Bearing Witness" as part of an event on epistemic decolonization. The entire talk is f… https://t.co/dimQe1LqNP
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @CommunicatMind Exactly. Just like my history books, which have nothing but dates in sequential order.
3/2
2021
@CommunicatMind What about biography tho https://t.co/zifYisxDuLExciting PhD studentship opportunity! We are collaborating with @IncomindiosUK to offer a Collaborative Doctoral… https://t.co/GpMEr61J10
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellThe online edition of ISHkabibble 2021 is ready to accept submissions! Deadline April 1st, registration upfront, ti… https://t.co/e4m9epFmBK
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @ARCHAEOfelix @acerbialberto Ah-hah! Thanks both. This is definitely a WIP, and I've uploaded it for circulation to… https://t.co/ESsQXrNHRN
3/1
2021
"Even I, very far indeed from this project, sometimes think I can glimpse, through the blizzard or hail, the castle… https://t.co/ozNbGd2VwW
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2/25
2021
@matspike I see your "oftentimes" and raise you a "contrariwise".
2/22
2021
Proof that the '86 season was the best one ever. https://t.co/Focr6lpNpO
2/21
2021
‼️ Postdoc Position in History of Biology with @CSHL https://t.co/IM2xyyD0oh
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2/20
2021
@cedric_p Yeah, Chicago has a nice catalog—especially in history of science! And I agree, I hadn't heard of the E… https://t.co/z7M4T5hGsyThe joy (?) of doing of a monograph review; more monographs. https://t.co/dHPQQqUyKp
2/19
2021

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