Clark Barrett

Clark Barrett

Department of Anthropology

Research Interest

I am a biological anthropologist, with training in evolutionary psychology and cognitive science. My research focuses on the nature of human cognition, its evolutionary roots, and how it varies across cultures. I have worked in Shuar, Achuar, and Shiwiar communities for several decades, studying Indigenous knowledge and perspectives on topics ranging from ecology to epistemology and morality. My work also involves large, multi-site collaborations with researchers around the world, including my current project, the Geography of Philosophy Project.

Research Topics

Evolutionary psychology, experimental philosophy, cultural transmission, conceptual development, social cognition, epistemology, morality and ethics, Indigenous knowledge

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