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The Latest on the best: essays on evolution and optimality

Author: Dupré, John Series: Bradford book Publisher: MIT Press, 1987.Language: EnglishDescription: 359 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0262040905Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print QH360 .L38 1987
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Latest on the Best Essays on Evolution and Optimality Contents List of Contributors Acknowledgments xi Introduction John Dupré PART I ix 1 Methodological Questions Chapter 1 Simple Models of Complex Phenomena: The Case of Cultural Evolution 27 Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd Chapter 2 Natural Selection and The Null Hypothesis John Beatty Chapter 3 Why Not the Best? 77 Philip Kitcher PART II 53 Evolution and Optimality Chapter 4 What Is Adaptationism? Elliott Sober Chapter 5 How to Model Evolution 119 John Maynard Smith 105 Chapter 6 Comments on Maynard Smith's "How to Model Evolution" 133 Elliott Sober Chapter 7 Reply to Sober 147 John Maynard Smith Chapter 8 The Shape of Optimality Richard C. Lewontin PART III 151 Applications Chapter 9 Evolutionary Ecology and the Optimality Assumption 163 John M. Emlen Chapter 10 Optimality Theory and Behavior 179 John E. R. Staddon PART IV Applications to Human Behavior Chapter 11 Optimization Theory in Anthropology: Applications and Critiques Eric Alden Smith 201 Chapter 12 Evolution of a Mesh between Principles of the Mind and Regularities of the World 251 Roger N. Shepard Chapter 13 From Evolution to Behavior: Evolutionary Psychology as the Missing Link 277 Leda Cosmides and John Tooby Chapter 14 On the Emotions as Guarantors of Threats and Promises 307 Jack Hirshleifer Chapter 15 Human Kinds 327 John Dupré Name Index 349 Subject Index 355

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