The Resource Evolution and learning : the Baldwin effect reconsidered, edited by Bruce H. Weber and David J. Depew

Evolution and learning : the Baldwin effect reconsidered, edited by Bruce H. Weber and David J. Depew

Label
Evolution and learning : the Baldwin effect reconsidered
Title
Evolution and learning
Title remainder
the Baldwin effect reconsidered
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bruce H. Weber and David J. Depew
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The role of genetic inheritance dominates current evolutionary theory. At the end of the nineteenth century, however, several evolutionary theorists independently speculated that learned behaviors could also affect the direction and rate of evolutionary change. This notion was called the Baldwin effect, after the psychologist James Mark Baldwin. In recent years, philosophers and theorists of a variety of ontological and epistemological backgrounds have begun to employ the Baldwin effect in their accounts of the evolutionary emergence of mind and of how mind, through behavior, might affect evolution. The essays in this book discuss the originally proposed Baldwin effect, how it was modified over time, and its possible contribution to contemporary empirical and theoretical evolutionary studies. The topics include the effect of the modern evolutionary synthesis on the notion of the Baldwin effect, the nature and role of niche construction in contemporary evolutionary theory, the Baldwin effect in the context of developmental systems theory, the possible role of the Baldwin effect in computational cognitive science biosemiotics, and the emergence of consciousness and language
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
155.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF698.95
LC item number
.E95 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Life and mind
Label
Evolution and learning : the Baldwin effect reconsidered, edited by Bruce H. Weber and David J. Depew
Publication
Note
  • "A Bradford book."
  • Based on a conference held in Nov. 1999 at Bennington College
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Baldwin boosters, Baldwin skeptics -- Baldwin and his many effects / David J. Depew -- Baldwin effects and the expansion of the explanatory repertoire in evolutionary biology / Stephen M. Downes -- Between Baldwin skepticism and Baldwin boosterism / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- The Baldwin effect: a crane, not a skyhook / Daniel Dennett -- Multilevel selection in a complex adaptive system: the problem of language origins / Terrence W. Deacon -- Postscript on the Baldwin effect and niche construction / Peter Godfrey-Smith, Daniel Dennett, and Terrence W. Deacon -- Evolution, development, and the individual acquisition of traits: what we've learned since Baldwin / Celia L. Moore -- Baldwin and beyond: organic selection and genetic assimilation / Brian K. Hall -- On having a hammer / Susan Oyama -- Beyond the Baldwin effect: James Mark Baldwin's "Social Heredity," epigenetic inheritance, and niche construction / Paul E. Griffiths -- The Baldwin effect in the age of computation / Ruben R. Puentedura -- Role of predator-induced polyphenism in the evolution of cognition: a baldwinian speculation / Scott F. Gilbert -- Baldwin and biosemiotics: what intelligence is for / Jesper Hoffmeyer and Kalevi Kull -- The hierarchic logic of emergence: untangling the interdependence of evolution and self-organization / Terrence W. Deacon -- Emergence of mind and the Baldwin effect / Bruce H. Weber
Control code
ocm53958834
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 341 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262285865
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36286278
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53958834
  • ebsco0262232294

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