2012

The Theory of Evolution and Its Impact

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ISBN: 978-88-470-1973-7 (Print) 978-88-470-1974-4 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

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    Pages 1-10

    Introduction: The Sand Walk (on the Darwin’s Steps)

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    Pages 11-39

    Idola Tribus: Lamarck, Politics and Religion in the Early Nineteenth Century

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    Pages 41-51

    Darwinism Past and Present: Is It Past Its “Sell-by” Date?

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    Pages 53-68

    Evolutionary Theory and Philosophical Darwinism

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    Pages 69-82

    Struggle for Existence: Selection, Retention and Extinction of a Metaphor

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    Pages 83-102

    The Theory of Evolution and Cultural Anthropology

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    Pages 103-117

    The Concept of Evolution in Linguistics

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    Pages 119-130

    Theory of Evolution and Genetics

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    Pages 131-158

    Genes, Evolution and the Development of the Embryo

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    Pages 159-174

    Evolutionary Mechanisms and Neural Adaptation: Selective Versus Constructive Strategies in the Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System

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    Pages 175-187

    Is the Human Brain Unique?

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    Pages 189-199

    Aristotle and the Chicken: Animacy and the Origins of Beliefs

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    Pages 201-210

    Evolution: Remarks on the History of a Concept Adopted by Darwin

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    Pages 211-228

    An Evolving Research Programme: The Structure of Evolutionary Theory from a Lakatosian Perspective