The new evolutionary social science : human nature, social behavior, and social change
- edited by Heinz-Jürgen Niedenzu, Tamás Meleghy, Peter Meyer.
- Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, c2008.
- Physical description
- vii, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-247) and index.
- The impact of Darwinism on sociology : an historical and critical overview / Stephen K. Sanderson
- Social evolution and human action : a commentary on Sanderson's Darwinian conflict theory / Michael Schmid
- Metaphysical materialism : some critical remarks on Sanderson's The evolution of human sociality / Nico Wilterdink
- Darwinian conflict theory : alternative theoretical strategy or unifying paradigm for contemporary sociology? / Rosemary L. Hopcroft
- Reflections on Sanderson's evolutionary approaches / Christoph Antweiler
- Why should Marvin Harris meet Charles Darwin? A reply to Sanderson's critique of cultural materialism / Khaled Hakami
- Cooperation without coercion? Responses to Sanderson's conflict perspective / Peter Meyer
- Darwinian conflict theory and human creativity / Heinz-Jürgen Niedenzu
- Structuralism and sociobiology : the missing link / Tamás Meleghy
- A critical appraisal of Sanderson's Darwinian conflict approach to human warfare / Johan M.G. van der Dennen
- The rise of modern science and technology : a test case of Sanderson's evolutionary model of human society / C.R. Hallpike
- Emile Durkheim versus Edward Westermarck : an uneven match / J.P. Roos
- What is "baby fever"? Contrasting evolutionary explanations of proceptive behavior / Anna Rotkirch
- Class mobility, environment, and genes : a Darwinian conflict analysis / Frank Salter
- The two transitions in the evolution of human sociality / W.G. Runciman
- Human sociality, communication, and media : an evolutionary perspective / Peter M. Hejl
- Darwinian conflict theory and evolutionary sociology : a reply to critics and fellow travelers / Stephen K. Sanderson.
For a long period of time, social scientists declared their autonomy from the life sciences, thereby neglecting important biological constraints on human nature. Many sociological theories suggest a nearly complete malleability of patterns of social life. Recently, however, Stephen K. Sanderson's 'Darwinian conflict theory' set out to synthesize sociological theories with key findings from biology into an overarching scientific paradigm. Configuring and expanding this groundbreaking theory, the contributors to this volume are well-known European and American experts in evolutionary science. They develop in this book new bases for understanding social change and the world's future through a better integration of the life sciences and social sciences.
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- 9781594513961 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 1594513961 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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