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Philosophy of behavioral biology

Author: Kathryn S Plaisance; Thomas A C Reydon
Publisher: Dordrecht {etc.] : Springer, 2012.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, vol. 282
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Additional Physical Format: Philosophy of behavioral biology
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn S Plaisance; Thomas A C Reydon
ISBN: 9789400719514 9400719515 9789400719507 9400719507
OCLC Number: 899082861
Notes: DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1951-4.
Description: 1 online resource (VIII, 373 p. :) : ill.
Contents: Contributors.- Part I: Introduction.- 1. The Philosophy of Behavioral Biology,Kathryn S. Plaisance and Thomas A.C. Reydon.- 2. Knowledge for What? Monist, Pluralist, Pragmatist Approaches to the Sciences of Behavior, Helen Longino.- Part II: Genetic Explanations of Behavior.- 3. Genome Wide Association Studies of Behavior are Social Science, Eric Turkheimer.- 4. Genetic Traits and Causal Explanation, Robert Northcott.- Part III: Developmental Explanations of Behavior.-5. From Cell-Surface Receptors to Higher Learning: A Whole World of Experience, Karola Stotz and Colin Allen.- 6. Re-Conceiving Nonhuman Animal Knowledge Through Contemporary Primate Cognitive Studies, Andrew Fenton.-Part IV: Evolutionary Explanations of Behavior.-7. Evolving the Future: Sketching a Science of Intentional Change, David Sloan Wilson.- 8. Human Artistic Behaviour: Adaptation, Byproduct, or Cultural Group Selection?, Johan De Smedt and Helen De Cruz.- 9. Sensory Exploitation: Underestimated in the Evolution of Art As Once in Sexual Selection Theory?, Jan Verpooten and Mark Nelissen.- 10. Heuristic Evolutionary Psychology, Armin W. Schulz.- 11. Evolutionary Psychology and the Problem of Neural Plasticity,- Chuck Ward.- 12. Free Will, Compatibilism, And the Human Nature Wars: Should We Be Worried?, Brian Garvey.- 13. Altruistic Emotional Motivation: An Argument in Favour of Psychological Altruism, Christine Clavien.- 14. The Neurobiology of Altruistic Punishment: A Moral Assessment of its Social Utility, Rebekka A. Klein. - Part V: Neurobiological Explanations of Behavior.-15. Behavioral Traits, the Intentional Stance, and Biological Functions: What Neuroscience Explains, Marcel Weber.-16. From Reactive to Endogenously Active Dynamical Conceptions of the Brain, Adele Abrahamsen and William Bechtel.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, vol. 282
Responsibility: Kathryn S. Plaisance, Thomas A.C. Reydon ed.


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