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The philosophy of social evolution

The philosophy of social evolution

Author: Jonathan Birch
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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
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