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Evolution and the social sciences

Abstract:

When the social sciences parted company from evolutionary biology almost exactly a century ago, they did so at a time when evolutionary biology was still very much in its infancy and many key issues were unresolved. As a result, the social sciences took away with them an understanding of evolution that was in fact based on 18th- rather than 19th-century biology. I argue that contemporary evolutionary thinking has much more to offer the social sciences than most people have assumed. Contempora...

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10.1177/0952695107076197

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Journal:
History of the Human Sciences
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
29-50
Publication date:
2007-05-01
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EISSN:
1461-720X
ISSN:
0952-6951
Source identifiers:
287116
Language:
English
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pubs:287116
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2013-11-16

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