Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered / Edition 1

Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered / Edition 1

by Bruce H. Weber
     
 

Essays on the contributions to historical and contemporary evolutionary theory of the Baldwin effect, which postulates the effects of learned behaviors on evolutionary change.See more details below

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Essays on the contributions to historical and contemporary evolutionary theory of the Baldwin effect, which postulates the effects of learned behaviors on evolutionary change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262232296
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/13/2003
Series:
Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
IBaldwin Boosters, Baldwin Skeptics1
1Baldwin and His Many Effects3
2Baldwin Effects and the Expansion of the Explanatory Repertoire in Evolutionary Biology33
3Between Baldwin Skepticism and Baldwin Boosterism53
4The Baldwin Effect: A Crane, Not a Skyhook69
5Multilevel Selection in a Complex Adaptive System: The Problem of Language Origins81
6Postscript on the Baldwin Effect and Niche Construction107
IIBaldwinism and Development113
7Evolution, Development, and the Individual Acquisition of Traits: What We've Learned since Baldwin115
8Baldwin and Beyond: Organic Selection and Genetic Assimilation141
9On Having a Hammer169
10Beyond the Baldwin Effect: James Mark Baldwin's "Social Heredity," Epigenetic Inheritance, and Niche Construction193
IIIBeyond Baldwinism217
11The Baldwin Effect in the Age of Computation219
12The Role of Predator-Induced Polyphenism in the Evolution of Cognition: A Baldwinian Speculation235
13Baldwin and Biosemiotics: What Intelligence Is For253
14The Hierarchic Logic of Emergence: Untangling the Interdependence of Evolution and Self-Organization273
15Emergence of Mind and the Baldwin Effect309
Index327

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