The Frontiers Collection

Evolution 2.0

Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences

Editors: Brinkworth, Martin, Weinert, Friedel (Eds.)

  • Explores applications of evolutionary theory in psychology, social sciences and beyond
  • Demonstrates the power of “Darwinian thinking” in understanding developmental processes
  • Presents the evolution theory and its applications at a level which is accessible to non-specialists and newcomers
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About this book

These essays by leading philosophers and scientists focus on recent ideas at the forefront of modern Darwinism, showcasing and exploring the challenges they raise as well as open problems. This interdisciplinary volume is unique in that it addresses the key notions of evolutionary theory in approaches to the mind, in the philosophy of biology, in the social sciences and humanities; furthermore it considers recent challenges to, and extensions of, Neo-Darwinism. The essays demonstrate that Darwinism is an evolving paradigm, with a sphere of influence far greater than even Darwin is likely to have imagined when he published ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859.

About the authors

Martin Brinkworth is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford (UK). Inspired by evolutionary science as a Zoology undergraduate, he now studies the transmission of heritable mutation and epigenetic alteration through the male germline, and their implications for human health.

 

Friedel Weinert is professor of philosophy at the University of Bradford (UK). His research interests focus on the interrelation between philosophy and science.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brinkworth, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • The Embodiment of Mind

    Edelman, Gerald M.

    Pages 11-21

  • Depression: An Evolutionary Adaptation Organised Around the Third Ventricle

    Hendrie, Colin A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Does Depression Require an Evolutionary Explanation?

    Ashelford, Sarah

    Pages 33-42

  • A Darwinian Account of Self and Free Will

    Munevar, Gonzalo

    Pages 43-63

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-20495-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27036-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution 2.0
Book Subtitle
Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences
Editors
  • Martin Brinkworth
  • Friedel Weinert
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20496-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20496-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20495-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27036-9
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 264
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