The Resource Unto others : the evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior, Elliott Sober, David Sloan Wilson

Unto others : the evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior, Elliott Sober, David Sloan Wilson

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Unto others : the evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior
Title
Unto others
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the evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior
Statement of responsibility
Elliott Sober, David Sloan Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
In Unto Others philosopher Elliott Sober and biologist David Sloan Wilson demonstrate once and for all that unselfish behavior is in fact an important feature of both biological and human nature. Their book provides a panoramic view of altruism throughout the animal kingdom - from self-sacrificing parasites to insects that subsume themselves in the superorganism of a colony to the human capacity for selflessness - even as it explains the evolutionary sense of such behavior. Sober and Wilson offer a detailed case study of scientific change as well as an indisputable argument for group selection as a legitimate theory in evolutionary biology
Dewey number
171/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.H4
LC item number
S65 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Unto others : the evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior, Elliott Sober, David Sloan Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-386) and index
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Contents
Introduction: Bentham's Corpse -- Pt. I. Evolutionary Altruism. 1. Altruism as a Biological Concept. 2. A Unified Evolutionary Theory of Social Behavior. 3. Adaptation and Multilevel Selection. 4. Group Selection and Human Behavior. 5. Human Groups as Adaptive Units -- Pt. II. Psychological Altruism. 6. Motives as Proximate Mechanisms. 7. Three Theories of Motivation. 8. Psychological Evidence. 9. Philosophical Arguments. 10. The Evolution of Psychological Altruism -- Conclusion: Pluralism
Control code
000013488671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 p.
Isbn
9780674930469
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
97042185
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  • 33217007016745
  • (OCoLC)37761960

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