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Introduction: The New Evolutionary Paradigm

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780226116136
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226116334 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0001
Introduction: The New Evolutionary Paradigm

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This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume which is about the so-called Holistic Darwinism. This volume is divided into four parts. This first deals with the role of synergism in evolutionary theory, the second focuses on bioeconomics, the third addresses the theoretical foundations of evolutionary theory and Holistic Darwinism, and the fourth examines the long-standing and vexed debate over evolutionary ethics. This chapter also discusses criticisms against Neo-Darwinism and the key features of Holistic Darwinism.

Keywords: Holistic Darwinism; synergism; evolutionary theory; bioeconomics; evolutionary ethics; Neo-Darwinism

Chapter.  2700 words. 

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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