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Don Dedrick

cross-cultural claims of all time, Brent Berlin and Paul Kay’s claim that there is a small number of “basic” color terms (eleven), and that some subset of these terms is present in every human language (Berlin & Kay, 1969; see Kay and Ma ffi , 1999; Kay and Reiger, 2003; and Kay 2005 for updates


Hisakazu Inagaki and J. Nelson Jennings

Philosophical Theology and East-West Dialogue is a unique philosophical and theological analysis of certain key interactions between Eastern and Western thinkers. The book on the one hand contrasts general traits of Eastern, Buddhist thought and Western, Greek thought. However, in doing so it focuses on influential philosophers and theologians who manifest particular instances of wider issues. The result is a careful examination of basic questions that offers both broad implications and concrete specificity in its approach.
The book itself is an instance of East-West dialogue. Independently of each other both authors had previously engaged in serious cross-cultural studies. The Japanese Inagaki had researched Western science and philosophy, then written in Japanese comparative studies of Japanese thought. The North American Jennings had researched Japanese theology. They brought these backgrounds together, dialoguing with each other until the present study emerged.
Several creative Japanese thinkers, as well as important Westerners, are taken up. The study follows the lead of many Eastern impulses, but it also critically utilizes Western methods. Contemporary thinking on religious plurality is carefully examined. This new study is a must for those interested in philosophy and theology in general, and East-West interaction in particular.

Kimberly Jameson

color processing raises new questions about the sources of previously observed cultural coherence and cross-cultural universality. The present article evaluates the relevance of individual variation on the mainstream model of color naming. It also presents an alternate view that speci fi es how color

Bilge Sayim, Kimberly A. Jameson, Nancy Alvarado and Monika Szeszel

expected to vary in their individual representation of color. General details relevant to both experiments are presented in this section; details speci fi c to each experi- ment are presented below. Experiment 1 is a proof of concept experiment that demonstrates that individual color-naming functions fl

Rolf Kuehni

/18/05 5:23 PM Page 409 410 ROLF G . KUEHNI a considerable degree dictates primitive category formation largely consistent categories can be expected. The World Color Survey (WCS, Cook, Kay, and Regier 2004) provides information on primitive color categories in 110 present-day unwritten languages from

Ryan Nichols, Henrike Moll and Jacob L. Mackey

chapter then present some criticisms. 1 What is “Cultural Evolutionary Psychology”? Heyes’ new “cultural evolutionary psychology” theory is presented in two parts. In the first, consuming Chapters 1–4, Heyes positions her methods and conclusions in the increasingly crowded field of cultural evolutionary

Flavio A. Geisshuesler

function as the central organ and generates the image of a fluid process, somehow present everywhere and nowhere, which places the outside and the inside in contact by developing an internal principle of cooperation, assistance, and repair, and an external principle of adaptation and evolution. Malabou

Robert N. McCauley, George Graham and A. C. Reid

, since they are also present in the cases of religious involvement of some people with ASD (Brezis, 2012). These obstacles are insufficient, by themselves, to explain either the presence or absence of religious involvements or the atheism of people with ASD without a parallel appeal, again, to

Stefaan Blancke, Maarten Boudry and Johan Braeckman

’s mind. He will have to convince her by formulating reasons for belief. In other words, he has to present arguments. This is where reasoning comes into play. In contrast to our personal experience, the faculty of reasoning did not evolve for thinking by ourselves, but serves a social function: reasons

David Bimler

infrequently or never observed to lose basic color terms”: Kay & Ma ffi , 1999, p. 744). It follows that some terms were not present in human proto-language while the language faculty was evolv- ing, and languages verbalizing the full complement of terms are histori- cally recent. Thus the bene fi t bestowed by