Nato ASI Subseries G:

Intelligence and Evolutionary Biology

Editors: Jerison, Harry J., Jerison, Irene (Eds.)

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In evolutionary biology, "intelligence" must be defined in terms of traits that are subject to the major forces of organic evolution. Accordingly, this volume is concerned with the substantive questions that are relevant to the evolutionary problem. Comparisons of learning abilities are highlighted by a detailed report on similarities between honeybees and higher vertebrates. Several chapters are concerned with the evolution of cerebral lateralization and the control of language, and recent analyses of the evolution of encephalization and neocorticalization, including a review of effects of domestication on brain size are presented. The relationship between brain size and intelligence is debated vigorously. Most unusual, however, is the persistent concern with analytic and philosophical issues that arise in the study of this topic, from the applications of new developments on artificial intelligence as a source of cognitive theory, to the recognition of the evolutionary process itself as a theory of knowledge in "evolutionary epistemology".

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Evolutionary Biology of Intelligence: The Nature of the Problem

    Jerison, Harry J.

    Pages 1-11

  • Intelligence and Natural Selection

    Ruse, Michael

    Pages 13-33

  • The Conceptual Role of Intelligence in Human Sociobiology

    Thompson, Paul

    Pages 35-44

  • Artificial Intelligence and Biological Intelligence

    Boden, Margaret A.

    Pages 45-71

  • An Evolutionary Epistemological Approach to the Evolution of Intelligence

    Plotkin, H. C.

    Pages 73-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intelligence and Evolutionary Biology
Editors
  • Harry J. Jerison
  • Irene Jerison
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries G:
Series Volume
17
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-70877-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-70877-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-70879-4
Series ISSN
0258-1256
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 481
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