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Sense and Nonsense Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behaviour

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ISBN-10: 0198508840

ISBN-13: 9780198508847

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kevin Laland, Gillian Brown

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Evolutionary theory is one of the most wide-ranging and inspiring of scientific ideas. It offers a battery of methods that can be used to help us understand human behaviour. Nevertheless, the legitimacy of this exercise is at the centre of a heated controversy that has raged for over a century. Many evolutionary biologists, anthropologists and psychologists have taken these evolutionary principles and tried using them to explain a wide range of human characteristics, such as homicide, religion and sex differences in behaviour. Others, however, are sceptical of these interpretations. Moreover, researchers disagree as to the best ways to use evolution to explore humanity, and a number of…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/20/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Sense and nonsense
A history of evolution and human behaviour
Human sociobiology
Human behavioural ecology
Evolutionary psychology
Memetics
Gene-culture coevolution
Comparing and integrating approaches
Further reading
References
Index