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The Evolutionary Psychology of Sex and Gender

John Dupré

in Human Nature and the Limits of Science

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199248063
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597367 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199248060.003.0003
 The Evolutionary Psychology of Sex and Gender

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Provides an exposition and criticism of the central ideas in the sociobiology and evolutionary psychology of sex and gender. Also reviews the kinds of evidence that are offered for claims in this area, including the alleged evolutionary basis for sexual attraction in each sex, and the alleged male disposition to rape. The poverty of this evidence points to the general weakness of the evolutionary psychological programme.

Keywords: evolutionary psychology; gender; rape; sex; sexual attraction; sociobiology

Chapter.  10706 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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