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Cooperation and its evolution

Author: Kim Sterelny
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2013.
Series: Life and mind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection reports on the latest research on an increasingly pivotal issue for evolutionary biology: cooperation. The chapters are written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and utilize research tools that range from empirical survey to conceptual modeling, reflecting the rich diversity of work in the field. They explore a wide taxonomic range, concentrating on bacteria, social insects, and,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Sterelny
ISBN: 9780262018531 0262018535
OCLC Number: 796355120
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: vii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The evolution of individualistic norms / Don Ross --
Timescales, symmetry, and uncertainty reduction in the origins of hierarchy in biological systems / Jessica C. Flack [and others] --
On depending on fish for a living, and other difficulties of living sustainably / Hanna Kokko and Katja Heubel --
Life in interesting times : cooperation and collective action in the Holocene / Kim Sterelny --
The birth of hierarchy / Paul Seabright --
Territoriality and loss aversion : the evolutionary roots of property rights / Herbert Gintis --
Cooperation and biological markets : the power of partner choice / Ronald Noë and Bernhard Voekl --
False advertising in biological markets : partner choice and the problem of reliability / Ben Fraser --
MHC-mediated benefits of trade : a biomolecular approach to cooperation in the marketplace / Haim Ofek --
What we don't know about the evolution of cooperation in animals / Deborah M. gordon --
Task partitioning : is it a useful concept? / Adam G. Hart --
Cooperative breeding in birds : toward a richer conceptual framework / Andrew Cockburn --
Why the proximate-ultimate distinction is misleading, and why it matters for understanding the evolution of cooperation / Brett Calcott --
Emergence of a signaling network with probe and adjust / Brian Skyrms and Simon M. Huttegger --
Bacterial social life : information processing characteristics and cooperation coevolve / Livio Riboli Sasco, François Taddei, and Sam Brown --
Two modes of transgenerational information transmission / Nicholas Shea --
What can imitation do for cooperation? / Cecilia Heyes --
The role of learning in punishment, prosociality, and human uniqueness / Fiery Cushman --
Our pigheaded core : how we became smarter to be influenced by other people / Hugo Mercier --
Altruistic behaviors from a developmental and comparative perspective / Felix Warneken --
Culture-gene evolution, large-scale cooperation, and the shaping of human social psychology / Maciek Chudek, Wanying Zhao, and Joseph Henrich --
Suicide bombers, weddings, and prison tattoos : an evolutionary perspective on subjective commitment and objective commitment / Daniel M.T. Fessler and Katinka Quintelier --
Communicative functions of shame and guilt / June P. Tangney [and others] --
Moral disgust and the tribal instincts hypothesis / Daniel R. Kelly --
Evolution, motivation, and moral beliefs / Matteo Mameli --
The many moral nativisms / Richard Joyce.
Series Title: Life and mind.
Responsibility: edited by Kim Sterelny [and others].

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Essays from a range of disciplinary perspectives show the central role that cooperation plays in structuring our world.  Read more...

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