Philosophy of Behavioral Biology

Philosophy of Behavioral Biology

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ISBN-13: 9789400737327
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science , #282
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.- Part I: Introduction.-1. The Philosophy of Behavioral Biology,Kathryn S. Plaisance and Thomas A.C. Reydon.- 2. Knowledge for What? Monist, Pluralist, Pragmatist Approaches to the Sciences of Behavior, Helen Longino.- Part II: Genetic Explanations of Behavior.-3. Genome Wide Association Studies of Behavior are Social Science, Eric Turkheimer.- 4. Genetic Traits and Causal Explanation, Robert Northcott.- Part III: Developmental Explanations of Behavior.-5. From Cell-Surface Receptors to Higher Learning: A Whole World of Experience, Karola Stotz and Colin Allen.- 6. Re-Conceiving Nonhuman Animal Knowledge Through Contemporary Primate Cognitive Studies, Andrew Fenton.-Part IV: Evolutionary Explanations of Behavior.-7. Evolving the Future: Sketching a Science of Intentional Change, David Sloan Wilson.- 8. Human Artistic Behaviour: Adaptation, Byproduct, or Cultural Group Selection?, Johan De Smedt and Helen De Cruz.- 9. Sensory Exploitation: Underestimated in the Evolution of Art As Once in Sexual Selection Theory?, Jan Verpooten and Mark Nelissen.- 10. Heuristic Evolutionary Psychology, Armin W. Schulz.- 11. Evolutionary Psychology and the Problem of Neural Plasticity,- Chuck Ward.- 12. Free Will, Compatibilism, And the Human Nature Wars: Should We Be Worried?, Brian Garvey.- 13. Altruistic Emotional Motivation: An Argument in Favour of Psychological Altruism, Christine Clavien.- 14. The Neurobiology of Altruistic Punishment: A Moral Assessment of its Social Utility, Rebekka A. Klein. -Part V: Neurobiological Explanations of Behavior.-15. Behavioral Traits, the Intentional Stance, and Biological Functions: What Neuroscience Explains, Marcel Weber.-16. From Reactive to Endogenously Active Dynamical Conceptions of the Brain, Adele Abrahamsen and William Bechtel.

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