Evolution 2.0

Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences

  • Martin Brinkworth
  • Friedel Weinert

Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Darwinism in Approaches to the Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Martin Brinkworth, Friedel Weinert
      Pages 1-7
    3. Gerald M. Edelman
      Pages 11-21
    4. Colin A. Hendrie, Alasdair R. Pickles
      Pages 23-32
    5. Gonzalo Munevar
      Pages 43-63
  3. Impact of Darwinism in the Social Sciences and Philosophy

  4. Philosophical Aspects of Darwinism in the Life Sciences

About this book

Introduction

These essays by leading philosophers and scientists focus on recent ideas at the forefront of modern Darwinism, showcasing and exploring the challenges they raise as well as open problems. This interdisciplinary volume is unique in that it addresses the key notions of evolutionary theory in approaches to the mind, in the philosophy of biology, in the social sciences and humanities; furthermore it considers recent challenges to, and extensions of, Neo-Darwinism. The essays demonstrate that Darwinism is an evolving paradigm, with a sphere of influence far greater than even Darwin is likely to have imagined when he published ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859.

Keywords

Applications of Evolutionary Theory Evolution and philosophy in Mind Evolutionary theory in Social Science New evolutionary explanations Philosophy of Biology Psychology and Evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Brinkworth
    • 1
  • Friedel Weinert
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of BradfordBradfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. of Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of BradfordBradfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20496-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20495-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20496-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3018
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