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Sociobiology, sex, and science

by Harmon R. Holcomb

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociobiology,
  • Human evolution,
  • Social evolution,
  • Sex

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-439) and indexes.

    StatementHarmon R. Holcomb III.
    SeriesSUNY series in philosophy and biology
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN365.9 .H65 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 447 p. ;
    Number of Pages447
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1560349M
    ISBN 100791412598, 0791412601
    LC Control Number91041478

    Sociobiology created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. In the introduction to this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, Edward O. Wilson shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience over the past quarter of a century has strengthened the case for a biological understanding of human nature.   So is 'Sociobiology: The New Synthesis’ worth reading today? This depends what it is you want from the book. At almost pages, reading 'Sociobiology: The New Synthesis’ is no idle investment of time. Wilson is a wonderful writer with the unusual honour for a working scientist of being a twice Pulitzer-Prize winner/5(26).

    Sociobiology, A term coined by the eminent entomologist Edward O. Wilson to define a field of study combining biology and social sciences. In his work, Sociob Behavioral Genetics, Behavioral genetics Behaviors distinguish human beings from other creatures and from each other. Genetic perspectives could help account for both the Behaviorism, Behaviorism A BRIEF HISTORICAL .   The first four chapters of this book work hard to show that ''the bourgeois view of nature shaped and was shaped by the science that it developed, organized along certain basic reductionist Author: Philip Kitcher.

      Science for the People responded to the publication of Wilson’s book with an open letter, entitled “Against ‘Sociobiology’”, signed by several contributors, and published in the New York Review of Books. Unabashed about their politics, they nonetheless debunked Wilson’s arguments with the knowledge of serious scientific researchers.   It's been 25 years since E. O. Wilson wrote Sociobiology, naming a new science and starting it off with a bang--and a firestorm of protest. "Nurture!" and "Nature!" came the cries from every corner of the academic world, as the book became a causus belli for sociologists, feminists, human geneticists, and psychologists/5(K).


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