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Sociobiology and Bioeconomics : The Theory of Evolution in Biological and Economic Theory - Peter Koslowski

Sociobiology and Bioeconomics

The Theory of Evolution in Biological and Economic Theory

By: Peter Koslowski (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th February 1999
ISBN: 9783540653806
Number Of Pages: 341

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The volume at hand publishes the proceedings of the conference "Develop- mental Systems, Competition, and Cooperation in Sociobiology and Eco- nomics," a "Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy (SEEP)-Conference" held at Marienrode Monastery, Hildesheim-Marienrode near Hannover, Ger- many, on 24-28 April 1996. This "Studies in Economic Ethics and Philoso- phy (SEEP)-Conference" was made possible by the support of the Stiftung Forschungsinstitut fUr Philosophie Hannover Foundation Hannover Insti- tute of Philosophical Research. The editor wishes to thank his co-workers at the Forschungsinstitut fUr Philosophie Hannover for their assistance in organizing the conference at Ma- rienrode and Anna Maria Hauk M. A. and Bettina Lohnert M. A. for their as- sistance in preparing the computerized version of this book. A special word of gratitude is due the Stiftung Forschungsinstitut fOr Phi- losophie Hannover whose financial support made the conference in 1996 pos- sible. Hannover, September 1998 P. K. Contents Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V Sociobiology, Theory of Evolution, and Bioeconomics Introduction PETER KOSLOWSKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Part I Neo-Darwinian Synthesis, Sociobiology, and the Economy of Nature Chapter 1 Darwinian Monism: The Economy of Nature MICHAEL T. GHISELIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chapter 2 Coercion TIM CLUTION-BROCK and GEOFF A. PARKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Chapter 3 Does the Second Law of Thermodynamics Refute the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis? BRUCE H. WEBER and DAVID 1. DEPEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 CONTENTS Partll Natural Selection and Developmental Systems: Redrawing the Boundaries Between Genetic and Non-Genetic Factors of Evolution Chapter 4 Evolutionary and Developmental Formation: Politics of the Boundary SUSAN OyAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Preface
Sociobiology, Theory of Evolution, and Bioeconomics Introductionp. 1
Neo-Darwinian Synthesis, Sociobiology, and the Economy of Nature
Darwinian Monism: The Economy of Naturep. 7
Coercionp. 25
Does the Second Law of Thermodynamics Refute the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis?p. 50
Natural Selection and Developmental Systems: Redrawing the Boundaries Between Genetic and Non-Genetic Factors of Evolution
Evolutionary and Developmental Formation: Politics of the Boundaryp. 79
The Gene Is Dead - Long Live the Gene! Conceptualizing Genes the Constructionist Wayp. 105
Redrawing the Boundaries Between the Narratives of Evolutionary Biology and the Narratives of Hermeneutics, Mythology, and Philosophy
The Role of Hermeneutics in Biologyp. 141
Science and Mythology: a New "metaxu"?p. 173
What Is the Impact of a Philosophically Based Criticism of Socio-Biology on the Sientific Community?p. 183
Synergetics, Symbiosis and Cooperation in Sociology and Biology
Synergetics in Sociology and Biologyp. 199
Symbiosis, Mutualism and Cooperation in Biological Evolutionp. 219
Evolutionary Biology and Economic Theory
Are Economic Systems Like Organisms?p. 237
Darwinism and Economic Theoryp. 259
Evolutionary Economics and Evolutionary Biologyp. 279
Conclusion
The Theory of Evolution as Sociobiology and Bioeconomics A Critique of Its Claim to Totalityp. 301
List of Authorsp. 329
Index of Namesp. 331
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ISBN: 9783540653806
ISBN-10: 3540653805
Series: Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: 18th February 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.67