, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 253–277 | Cite as

Sex and sensibility: The role of social selection

Roughgarden, Joan: The genial gene: Deconstructing Darwinian selfishness. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009, ix+261pp, $40.00 HB, $18.95 PB
  • Erika L. Milam
  • Roberta L. Millstein
  • Angela Potochnik
  • Joan E. Roughgarden
Book Symposium


  1. Bastock, Margaret. 1956. A gene mutation which changes a behavior pattern. Evolution 10: 421–439.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Beldon, David. 2009. Darwin-win: Review of The genial gene by Joan Roughgarden. Tikkun. Sept/Oct.Google Scholar
  3. Bonner, J.T., and R.M. May. 1981. Introduction. In The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex, ed. C. Darwin. Princeton: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Carranza, J. 2010. Sexual selection and the evolution of evolutionary theories. Animal Behaviour 79: e5–e6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Clutton-Brock, Tim. 2007. Sexual selection in males and females. Science 318: 1882–1885.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Coyne, Jerry. 2004. Charm schools. Review of Evolution’s rainbow by J. Roughgarden. Times Literary Supplement 30 July 2004.Google Scholar
  7. Darwin, C. 1959. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. London: John Murray.Google Scholar
  8. Darwin, C. 1871. The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1981.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Dawkins, Richard. 1976. The selfish gene. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  10. Desmond, Adrian, and James Moore. 2009. Darwin’s sacred cause: How a hatred of slavery shaped Darwin’s views of human evolution. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Google Scholar
  11. DeVore, Irven. 1968. Man the hunter. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.Google Scholar
  12. Dobzhansky, Theodosius. 1955. A review of some fundamental concepts and problems of population genetics. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 20: 1–15.Google Scholar
  13. Dobzhansky, Theodosius. 1962. Mankind evolving: The evolution of the human species. New Haven: Yale University Press.Google Scholar
  14. Ehrman, Lee. 1970. The mating advantage of rare males in Drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 65: 345–348.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Erickson, Paul. 2006. The politics of game theory: Mathematics and cold war culture, 19441984. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin.Google Scholar
  16. Fisher, Ronald. 1930. The genetical theory of natural selection. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
  17. Fox, Robin. 1967. Kinship and marriage: An anthropological perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  18. Godfray, Charles H. 2005. Parent-offspring conflict. Current Biology 15: R191.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Goodall, Jane. 1967. My friends the wild chimpanzees. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.Google Scholar
  20. Hamilton, William. 1963. The evolution of altruistic behavior. American Naturalist 7: 354–356.Google Scholar
  21. Hamilton, William. 1964. The genetical evolution of social behavior (I and II). Journal of Theoretical Biology 7: 1–52.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Huxley, Julian. 1938. The present standing of the theory of sexual selection. In Evolution: Essays on aspects of evolutionary theory, ed. Gavin de Beer, 11–42. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  23. Kellogg, Vernon. 1907. Darwinism to-day. New York: H. Holt.Google Scholar
  24. Kerr, Benjamin, and Peter Godfrey-Smith. 2002. Individualist and multi-level perspectives on selection in structured populations. Biology and Philosophy 17: 477–517.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Kirkpatrick, M. 1982. Sexual selection and the evolution of female choice. Evolution 36: 1–12.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Lack, David. 1968. Ecological adaptations for breeding in birds. London: Methuen & Co.Google Scholar
  27. Lande, R. 1980. Sexual dimorphism, sexual selection, and adaptation in polygenic character. Evolution 34: 292–305.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Lehrman, Daniel. 1953. A critique of Konrad Lorenz’s theory of instinctive behaviour. Quarterly Review of Biology 28: 337–363.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Lessells, C.K.M., et al. 2006. Letters: Debating sexual selection and mating strategies. Science 312: 689–690.Google Scholar
  30. Longino, Helen. 1990. Science as social knowledge: Values and objectivity in scientific inquiry. Princeton: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  31. Lorenz, Konrad. 1937. The companion in the bird’s world. Auk 54: 245–273.Google Scholar
  32. Macedo, Stephen, and Josiah Ober (ed.). 2006. Primates and philosophers: How morality evolved. Princeton: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  33. Mead, L.S., and S.J. Arnold. 2004. Quantitative genetic models of sexual selection. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19: 264–271.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Milam, Erika. 2010. Looking for a few good males: Female choice in evolutionary biology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.Google Scholar
  35. Mills, S.K., and J. Beatty. 1979. The Propensity interpretation of fitness. Philosophy of Science 46: 263–286.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Morgan, Conway. 1909. Mental factors in evolution. In Darwin and modern science, ed. A.C. Seward, 424–445. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  37. Morgan, Elaine. 1972. The descent of woman. New York: Stein and Day.Google Scholar
  38. O’Donald, Peter. 1980. Genetic models of sexual selection. London: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  39. Okasha, Samir, Ken Binmore and Jonathan Grose. 2009. Cooperation, conflict, sex and bargaining. Biology & Philosophy. doi:10.1007/s10539-009-9189-3.
  40. Parker, Geoff. 1979. Sexual selection and sexual conflict. In Sexual selection, reproductive competition in insects, ed. M.S. Blum, and N.A. Blum, 123–166. London: Academic Press.Google Scholar
  41. Petit, Claudine. 1958. Le déterminisme génétique et psycho-physiologique de la compétition sexuelle chez Drosophila melanogaster. Bulletin Biologique de la France et de la Belgique 92: 248–329.Google Scholar
  42. Rendell, Luke, and Hal Whitehead. 2001. Culture in whales and dolphins. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24: 309–382.Google Scholar
  43. Roughgarden, Joan. 2004. Evolution’s rainbow: Diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people. Berkeley: University of California Press.Google Scholar
  44. Roughgarden, J., and E. Akçay. 2010. Do we need a sexual selection 2.0? Animal Behaviour 79: e1–e4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Roughgarden, Joan, Meeko Oishi, and Erol Akçay. 2006. Reproductive social behavior: Cooperative games to replace sexual selection. Science 311: 965–969.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. Ruse, Michael. 2009. The kinder, gentler gene. The Globe and Mail, The Daily Review. July 29.Google Scholar
  47. Russett, Cynthia. 1989. Sexual science: The Victorian construction of womanhood. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  48. Skinner, B.F. 1938. The behavior of organisms. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.Google Scholar
  49. Slocum, Sally. 1975. Woman the gatherer: Male bias in anthropology. In Towards an anthropology of women, ed. Rayna R. Reiter, 36–50. New York: Monthly Review Press.Google Scholar
  50. Sober, Elliott, and David Sloan Wilson. 1998. Unto others: The evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  51. Takahashi, Mariko, Hiroyuki Arita, Mariko Hiraiwa-Hasegawa, and Toshikazu Hasegawa. 2008. Peahens do not prefer peacocks with more elaborate trains. Animal Behaviour 75: 1209–1219.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  52. Tanner, Nancy. 1981. On becoming human. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  53. Tiger, Lionel. 1969. Men in groups. New York: Random House.Google Scholar
  54. Tinbergen, Nikolaas. 1951. The study of instinct. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
  55. Trivers, Robert. 1972. Parental investment and sexual selection. In Sexual selection and the descent of man, 1871–1971, ed. Bernard Campbell, 136–179. Chicago: Aldine.Google Scholar
  56. Watanabe, Kunio. 1994. Precultural behavior of Japanese macaques: longitudinal studies of the Koshima troops. In The ethological roots of culture, ed. R. Gardner, et al., 81–94. Dordrecht: Kluwer.Google Scholar
  57. Watson, John. 1919. Psychology from the standpoint of a behaviorist. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  58. Williams, George. 1966. Adaptation and natural selection: A critique of some current evolutionary thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  59. Wilson, Edward. 1975. Sociobiology: The new synthesis. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika L. Milam
    • 1
  • Roberta L. Millstein
    • 2
  • Angela Potochnik
    • 3
    • 4
  • Joan E. Roughgarden
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  4. 4.Clayman Institute for Gender ResearchStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  5. 5.Department of BiologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Personalised recommendations