Sociobiology and Epistemology

Sociobiology and Epistemology

by J.H. Fetzer (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789027720061
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 08/31/1985
Series: Synthese Library , #180
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 281
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue.- Gene-Culture Coevolution: Humankind in the Making.- I. Sociobiological Conceptions.- Sociobiology and the Information Metaphor.- Phenotypic Plasticity, Cultural Transmission, and Human Sociobiology.- Sociobiology and Human Culture.- Evolutionary Biology, Human Nature, and Knowledge.- Love and Morality: The Possibility of Altruism.- II. Epistemological Reflections.- Biological Reductionism and Genic Selectionism.- Adaptationalist Imperatives and Panglossian Paradigms.- Methodological Behaviorism, Evolution, and Game Theory.- Sociobiological Explanation and the Testability of Sociobiological Theory.- Science and Sociobiology.- Epilogue.- Evolutionary Epistemology: Can Sociobiology Help?.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.

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