Another new one to add to the list of books for psychologists.
The argumentative theory argues (of course) that we developed reasoning to help us evaluate other people’s arguments and to try to convince them of ours. Not for searching after the truth, which despite reason, we are remarkably bad at. [Full article]
I liked the idea of language being an offshoot of teaching tool-making and of brain size expansion as a result of chasing after the opposite sex, so this fits smack bang in my “oh, that sounds good” spot.