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Vaulting ambition : sociobiology and the quest for human nature

Author: Philip Kitcher
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1990, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vaulting Ambition is the first extensive and detailed evaluation of the controversial claims that sociobiologists have made about human nature and human social behavior.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kitcher
ISBN: 9780262610490 0262610493 0262111098 9780262111096
OCLC Number: 308197678
Notes: Third printing 1990; originally published 1985.
Awards: Winner of Co-Winner, 1987 Lakatos Award in Philosophy of Science sponsored by the London School of Economics & Political Science. 1987
Description: xi, 456 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Philip Kitcher.

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"The best dissection ever published of the logic and illogic (mostly the latter) of sociobiology." --Stephen Jay Gould "Vaulting Ambition is indeed the last word on the subject of sociobiology. It Read more...

 
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