Evolution 2.0: Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences (Frontiers Collection) (Hardcover)

Evolution 2.0: Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences (Frontiers Collection) By Martin Brinkworth (Editor), Friedel Weinert (Editor) Cover Image
By Martin Brinkworth (Editor), Friedel Weinert (Editor)
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Introduction. I. Darwinism in Approaches to the Mind. The Embodiment of Mind.- Depression: An Evolutionary Adaptation Organised around the Third Ventricle.- Does Depression need an Evolutionary Explanation? A Darwinian Account of Self and Free Will.- The Problem of Darwinizing Culture (or Memes as the new Phlogiston).- II. Impact of Darwinism in the Social Sciences and Philosophy. Evolutionary Epistemology: Its Aspirations and Limits.- Angraecum Sesquepedale: Darwin's Great 'Gamble'.- Darwinian Inferences.- Breaking the Bonds of Biology - Natural Selection in Nelson and Winter's Evolutionary Economics.- The Ethical Treatment of Animals: the Moral Significance of Darwin's Theory.- III. Philosophical Aspects of Darwinism in the Life Sciences. Is Human Evolution Over?.- Evolutionary Medicine.-The Struggle for Life and the Conditions of Existence: Two Interpretations of Darwinian Evolution.- Frequency Dependence Arguments For the Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture.- Taking Biology Seriously: Neo-Darwinism and its many Challenges.- Implications of recent advances in the understanding of heritability for neo-Darwinian Orthodoxy.-

About the Author


Martin Brinkworth is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford (UK). Inspired by evolutionary science as a Zoology undergraduate, he now studies the transmission of heritable mutation and epigenetic alteration through the male germline, and their implications for human health. Friedel Weinert is professor of philosophy at the University of Bradford (UK). His research interests focus on the interrelation between philosophy and science.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783642204951
ISBN-10: 3642204953
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 7th, 2011
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Frontiers Collection