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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 as 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. Contempo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0952695107076197

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Institution:
"University of Liverpool"
Department:
School of Biological Sciences
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Funding agency for:
Robin I. M. Dunbar
Publisher:
Sage Publisher's website
Journal:
History of the Human Sciences Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
29-50
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1461-720X
ISSN:
0952-6951
URN:
uuid:322fd893-a9b8-41d7-a85c-3359ed5af3ff
Local pid:
ora:3289

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