Human Evolution

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 423–436 | Cite as

Natural selection and the nature of intelligence


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darwinsim sociobiology eepistemology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ruse
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of History and PhilosophyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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