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The social meaning of modern biology : from social Darwinism to sociobiology

Author: Howard L Kaye
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book the author examines the efforts to use the language, concepts, and scientific findings of biology as a moral guide to human behavior. The author also analyzes the sociological ramifications of the relationship between scientific knowledge and social issues.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard L Kaye
ISBN: 0300034970 9780300034974 0300046154 9780300046151
OCLC Number: 12422141
Description: ix, 184 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Social Darwinism and the failure of the Darwinian revolution. 2. From metaphysics to molecular biology. 3. From molecular biology to social theory. 4. Sociobiology: the natural theology of E.O. Wilson. 5. The popularization of human sociobiology. Conclusion. References. Index.
Responsibility: Howard L. Kaye.

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In this book the author examines the efforts to use the language, concepts, and scientific findings of biology as a moral guide to human behavior. The author also analyzes the sociological ramifications of the relationship between scientific knowledge and social issues.

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