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The philosophy of social evolution

Author: Jonathan Birch
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From mitochondria to meerkats, the natural world is full of spectacular examples of social behaviour. Jonathan Birch explores how the three key explanatory ideas of social evolution theory -  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Birch
ISBN: 9780198733058 0198733054 9780198851684 0198851685
OCLC Number: 1194476357
Description: viii, 268 p.
Contents: Jumping into the River. . .I. Foundations1: Conceptualizing Social Behaviour2: Hamilton's Rule as an Organizing Framework3: The Rule under Attack: Tautology, Prediction and Causality4: Kin Selection and Group Selection5: Two Conceptions of Social FitnessII. Extensions6: Gene Mobility and the Concept of Relatedness7: The Multicellular Organism as a Social Phenomenon8: Cultural Relatedness and Human Social Evolution. . .and Climbing Out AgainAppendix: The Price equation
Responsibility: Jonathan Birch [aut].

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