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Evolutionary Theory in the Social Sciences (Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences)

by William Dugger

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages1272
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Open LibraryOL7488299M
ISBN 100415247160
ISBN 109780415247160

The Darwinian theory of evolution is itself evolving and this book presents the details of the core of modern Darwinism and its latest developmental directions. In contemporary society, although science and evolutionary theory are reconciled, the cultural sphere is loaded with notions of biological difference as being evidence of hierarchies of cultural and social value; a belief in the hierarchies of race is embedded in much economic, social, and cultural laws of governance in both the ‘West’ and.

Evolutionary Theory in the Social Sciences is the first collection of its kind to give a coherent historical account of the evolution of evolutionary thought and includes the most innovative and insightful works on . Sociobiology is a field of biology that aims to examine and explain social behavior in terms of draws from disciplines including psychology, ethology, anthropology, evolution, zoology, archaeology, and population the study of human societies, sociobiology is closely allied to evolutionary anthropology, human behavioral ecology and evolutionary psychology.

  But evolution did not reach the status of being a scientific theory until Darwin’s grandson, the more famous Charles Darwin, published his famous book On the Origin of Species. Darwin and a scientific contemporary of his, Alfred Russel Wallace, proposed that evolution occurs because of a phenomenon called natural selection.   Configuring and expanding this groundbreaking theory, the contributors to this volume are well-known European and American experts in evolutionary science. The New Evolutionary Social Science develops a new basis for understanding social change and the world's future through a better integration of the natural and social sciences.


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Evolutionary Theory in the Social Sciences (Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences) by William Dugger Download PDF EPUB FB2

The successful empirical fotmdation of evolutive processes by Darwin and his disciples suggested Herbert Spencer's vigorously pursued efforts in searching for an extensive' catalogue of prime and deduced evolutionary principles that would allow to integrate the most different disciplines of natural and social sciences as well as the efforts of philosophers of ethics and epistemologists.

The book is divided up into introductory material, microevolution, macroevolution, experimental work, field work, evolutionary economics, culture in non-human animals and a chapter about the coming evolutionary synthesis for the social sciences. The writing is 4/5(9).

In the latter part of the book, readers will find several interesting examples in which evolutionary game theory is applied. One such example is traffic flow analysis. Traffic flow is one of the subjects that fluid dynamics can deal with, although flowing objects do not comprise a pure fluid but, rather, are a Cited by: Description Evolution Theory in the Social Sciences is the first collection of its kind to give a coherent historical account of the evolution of evolutionary thought and includes the most innovative and insightful works on the subject, from its very beginnings through to contemporary debates.

Evolutionary theory has inspired a number of writers to comment on its ethical implications. These writings constitute a subject entitled ‘evolutionary ethics’. Starting with Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer, attempts have been made to explain or to justify ethics from an evolutionary perspective.

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This book advances “life history evolution” as the missing meta-theory for the social sciences. Originally a biological theory for the variation between species, research on life history evolution now encompasses psychological and sociological variation within the human species that has long been the stock and trade of social scientific study.

The impact of evolutionary thinking in American history can also be traced in the form of acceptance of the thinking of Karl Marx. The concept of struggle for existence which Marx found in Darwin's book, The Origin Of Species, was used by Marx to support and excuse his thesis of class warfare.

Charles Darwin changed the course of scientific thinking by showing how evolution accounts for the stunning diversity and biological complexity of life on earth. Recently, there has also been increased interest in the social sciences in how Darwinian theory can explain human culture.

One of the greatest wrong turns in modern evolutionary thought took place when two pioneers of Evolutionary Psychology, Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, drew a distinction between their new school of thought and what they called the Standard Social Science Model (SSSM) aggregate term included the tradition of behaviorism in psychology represented by B.F.

Skinner and. Full Explanation of The Evolution of Social Science Aug The origin of social science can be followed back to some philosophies which were dominant in western countries. Social science basically refers to the empirical investigation of social relations that exists in human society.

In the early 17th century, the first attempt was. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences (EBS) publishes manuscripts that advance the study of human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, with an emphasis on work that integrates evolutionary theory with other approaches and perspectives from across the behavioral sciences, including the range of subdisciplines within psychology as well as the social sciences (e.g., sociology, political science.

The book explains how network reciprocity works for emerging cooperation, and readers can clearly understand the existence of substantial mechanics when the term "network reciprocity" is used.

In the latter part of the book, readers will find several interesting examples in which evolutionary game theory is. Ideas from evolutionary theory impinge on the social sciences in two ways. First, there is the research programme of sociobiology, which attempts to demonstrate the impact of biological evolution on important features of human mind and culture.

The New Evolutionary Sociology is the most recent and comprehensive treatment of the bridge between evolutionary biology and the principles of sociology. Edward O.

Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. This volume is on the cutting edge in the effort to develop explanations of human sociocultural evolution within a comparative framework that includes 5/5(1).

Darwin I s theory suffered from the fact that in the beginning a hereditary factor which could have his theory could not be detected, while the gainings of grotmd supported in the social sciences got lost in consequence of the completely ahistorical or biologistic speculations of some representatives of the evolutionary research programm and.

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As the unifying theory of the life sciences, evolution by natural and sexual selection offers an unparalleled ability to integrate currently disparate research areas (Wilson, ), creating a powerful. Evolutionary Theory In The Social Sciences Early Foundations And Later Contributions Evolutionary Theory In The Social Sciences Early Foundations And Later Contributions by William M.

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