Cooperation and Its Evolution (BOK)

Cooperation and Its Evolution (BOK)

Kim Sterelny

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This collection reports on the latest research on an increasingly pivotal issue for evolutionary biology: cooperation. The chapters are written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and utilize research tools that range from empirical survey to conceptual modeling, reflecting the rich diversity of work in the field. They explore a wide taxonomic range, concentrating on bacteria, social insects, and, especially, humans. Part I ("Agents and Environments") investigates the connections of social cooperation in social organizations to the conditions that make cooperation profitable and stable, focusing on the interactions of agent, population, and environment. Part II ("Agents and Mechanisms") focuses on how proximate mechanisms emerge and operate in the evolutionary process and how they shape evolutionary trajectories. Throughout the book, certain themes emerge that demonstrate the ubiquity of questions regarding cooperation in evolutionary biology: the generation and division of the profits of cooperation; transitions in individuality; levels of selection, from gene to organism; and the "human cooperation explosion" that makes our own social behavior particularly puzzling from an evolutionary perspective.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Kim Sterelny
Forlag
MIT University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780262018531
Antall sider 592 Dimensjoner 18,5cm x 23,8cm x 3,4cm
Vekt 1134 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Ben Fraser, Brett Calcott, Kim Sterelny, Richard Joyce