The Philosophy of Social Evolution

Oxford: Oxford University Press (2017)
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Abstract
From mitochondria to meerkats, the natural world is full of spectacular examples of social behaviour. In the early 1960s W. D. Hamilton changed the way we think about how such behaviour evolves. He introduced three key innovations - now known as Hamilton's rule, kin selection, and inclusive fitness - and his pioneering work kick-started a research program now known as social evolution theory. This is a book about the philosophical foundations and future prospects of that program. [Note: only the Introduction is available to download.]
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2017-10-19, 2019
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0198851685   9780198851684   0198733054
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