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Wilson, David Sloan

Overview
Works: 30 works in 129 publications in 7 languages and 7,326 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B818, 576.801
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Sloan Wilson
Evolution for everyone : how Darwin's theory can change the way we think about our lives by David Sloan Wilson( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilson outlines the basic principles of evolution with stories that entertain as much as they inform, and shows how, properly understood, these principles can illuminate the length and breadth of creation, from the origin of life to the nature of religion. Now everyone can move beyond the sterile debates about creationism and intelligent design to share Darwin's panoramic view of animal and human life, seamlessly connected to each other. Evolution, as Wilson explains, is not just about dinosaurs and human origins, but about why all species behave as they do--from beetles that devour their own young, to bees that function as a collective brain, to dogs that are smarter in some respects than our closest ape relatives. And basic evolutionary principles are also the foundation for humanity's capacity for symbolic thought, culture, and morality.--From publisher description
Darwin's cathedral : evolution, religion, and the nature of society by David Sloan Wilson( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Calvinism in sixteenth-century Geneva to Balinese water temples, from hunter-gatherer societies to urban America, Wilson demonstrates how religions have enabled people to achieve by collective action what they never could do alone. He also includes a chapter considering forgiveness from an evolutionary perspective and concludes by discussing how all social organizations, including science, could benefit by incorporating elements of religion. Religious believers often compare their communities to single organisms and even to insect colonies. Astoundingly, Wilson shows that they might be literally correct. Intended for any reader, Darwin's Cathedral will change forever the way we view the relations among evolution, religion, and human society."--Jacket
Unto others : the evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior by Elliott Sober( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Unto Others philosopher Elliott Sober and biologist David Sloan Wilson demonstrate once and for all that unselfish behavior is in fact an important feature of both biological and human nature. Their book provides a panoramic view of altruism throughout the animal kingdom - from self-sacrificing parasites to insects that subsume themselves in the superorganism of a colony to the human capacity for selflessness - even as it explains the evolutionary sense of such behavior. Sober and Wilson offer a detailed case study of scientific change as well as an indisputable argument for group selection as a legitimate theory in evolutionary biology
The neighborhood project : using evolution to improve my city, one block at a time by David Sloan Wilson( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evolutionary biologist applies the ideas of evolutionary science to his post-industrial hometown and uses the "traits" he discovers, including what bullying feeds on and how neighborhood quality affects test scores, to improve the lives of his fellow citizens
The natural selection of populations and communities by David Sloan Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary animal : evolution and the nature of narrative( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically
Does altruism exist? : culture, genes, and the welfare of others by David Sloan Wilson( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : Altruism and evolution -- Groups that work -- How altrusim evolves -- Equivalence -- From nonhumans to humans -- Psychological altruism -- Altruism and religion -- Altruism and economics -- Altruism in everyday life -- Pathological altrusim -- Planetary altruism
Yan hua de li liang : Da er wen li lun zhan fang chu xin de guang mang by Wei Er Sen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multilevel selection : a symposium( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond belief Enlightenment 2.0( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As you watch the conversation in Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0, it might help to know about one of the sources that was helpful to me in formulating the agenda, assembling the cast of characters, and setting the tone for the meeting. I quoted this passage from Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover (who directs the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London): "Now we tend to see the Enlightenment view of human psychology as thin and mechanical, and Enlightenment hopes of social progress through the spread of humanitarianism and the scientific outlook as naive ... One of this book's aims is to replace the thin, mechanical psychology of the Enlightenment with something more complex, something closer to reality ... another aim of the book is to defend the Enlightenment hope of a world that is more peaceful and humane, the hope that by understanding more about ourselves we can do something to create a world with less misery. I have qualified optimism that this hope is well founded ..." I say Amen to that. If Enlightenment 1.0 took a thin and mechanical view of human nature and psychology, I think Enlightenment 2.0 can offer a much 'thicker' and cognitively richer account - less naive and also, perhaps, less hubristic. If there's one thing we've learned - particularly from cognitive neuroscience - it is that we need to have some strategic humility about the hobby horses we are inclined to ride".--Website
Minna no shinkaron by David Sloan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunting, sharing and multilevel selection : the tolerated-theft model revisited by David Sloan Wilson( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of group selection by David Sloan Wilson( )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution for everyone how Darwin's theory can change the way we think about our lives by David Sloan Wilson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author] outlines the basic principles of evolution and shows how, properly understood, they can illuminate the length and breadth of creation, from the origin of life to the nature of religion. Now everyone can move beyond the sterile debates about creationism and intelligent design to share Darwin's panoramic view of animal and human life, seamlessly connected to each other. Evolution, as [he] explains, is not just about dinosaurs and human origins, but about why all species behave as they do - from beetles that devour their own young, to bees that function as a collective brain, to dogs that are smarter in some respects than our closest ape relatives. And basic evolutionary principles are also the foundation for humanity's capacity for symbolic thought, culture, and morality. -Dust jacket
Levels of selection : an alternative to individualism in biology and the human sciences by David Sloan Wilson( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Big ideas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Legendary environmental activist David Suzuki delivers his "Legacy" lecture. Suzuki explains why nature should always be at the core of our thinking, urging us to strive for a sustainable future. David Sloan Wilson on how an understanding of Darwinism can help build better communities. From the Ubud Writers Festival, Indonesian journalist Noor Huda Ismail spills the beans on how he was friends with one of the Bali bombers. At the National Press Club in Canberra, Barrie Cassidy delivers a post mortem on the 2010 election"--Container
The edge of reason? : science and religion in modern society( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Science and religion : negotiating the 21st century rapids / Denis Alexander -- Defining religious groups / Mark Hulsether -- Aboriginal versus Western creationism / Bob Layton -- Science versus anthropology, not religion / Simon Coleman -- Atheism and liberty / Michael Shermer -- The evolution of warfare / Herbert Maschner and Katherine Reedy-Maschner -- Why we are good : mirror neurons and the roots of empathy / Gordy Slack -- The evolution of religion / Lewis Wolpert -- Is religion inevitable? : an archaeologist's view from the past / Steven Mithen -- Artificials, or why Darwin was wrong about humans / Timothy Taylor -- Brain science and belief / Andrew Newberg -- Why Richard Dawkins is wrong about religion / David Sloan Wilson -- Public terror vs. public good : views from Japan and England / Ian Reader -- Buddhism : a better balance in the East? / Hiroko Kawanami -- Can scientific discovery be a spiritual experience? / John Hedley Brooke -- Heavens above! : old notions never die, they just incorporate / William Calvin -- Other intelligences / Seth Shostak -- Natural theology in contemporary cosmology / David Wilkinson
A critical review of philosophical work on the units of selection problem by Elliott Sober( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue: Group selection : theory and evidence( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evolution - Gruppe oder Individuum ? : eine in Misskredit geratene Vorstellung ... by David Sloan Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David Sloan Wilson US-amerikanischer Biologe

Sloan Wilson, David

Sloan Wilson, David 1949-

Sloan, Wm. David 1949-

Wilson, D. S. 1949-

Wilson, David S.

Wilson, David S. 1949-

Девід Слоан Вілсон

دیوید اسلون ویلسون

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Darwin's cathedral : evolution, religion, and the nature of societyUnto others : the evolution and psychology of unselfish behaviorThe neighborhood project : using evolution to improve my city, one block at a timeThe literary animal : evolution and the nature of narrative