Genes, Mindnd Culture: The Coevolutionary Process: 25th Anniversary Edition / Edition 25

Genes, Mindnd Culture: The Coevolutionary Process: 25th Anniversary Edition / Edition 25

by Wilson Edward O, Edward O. Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 9812562745

ISBN-13: 9789812562746

Pub. Date: 07/17/2005

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

Long considered one of the most provocative and demanding major works on human sociobiology, Genes, Mind, and Culture introduces the concept of gene-culture coevolution. It has been out of print for several years, and in this volume Lumsden and Wilson provide a much needed facsimile edition of their original work, together with a major review of progress in the…  See more details below

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Long considered one of the most provocative and demanding major works on human sociobiology, Genes, Mind, and Culture introduces the concept of gene-culture coevolution. It has been out of print for several years, and in this volume Lumsden and Wilson provide a much needed facsimile edition of their original work, together with a major review of progress in the discipline during the ensuing quarter century. They argue compellingly that human nature is neither arbitrary nor predetermined, and identify mechanisms that energize the upward translation from genes to culture. The authors also assess the properties of genetic evolution of mind within emergent cultural patterns. Lumsden and Wilson explore the rich and sophisticated data of developmental psychology and cognitive science in a fashion that, for the first time, aligns these disciplines with human sociobiology. The authors also draw on population genetics, cultural anthropology, and mathematical physics to set human sociobiology on a predictive base, and so trace the main steps that lead from the genes through human consciousness to culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812562746
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/17/2005
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.73(d)

Table of Contents

The next synthesis : 25 years of genes, mind, and culture
1Introduction1
2The primary epigenetic rules35
3The secondary epigenetic rules53
4Gene-culture translation99
5The gene-culture adaptive landscape192
6The coevolutionary circuit237
7The biogeography of the mind305
8Gene-culture coevolution and social theory343

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