Evolutionary Psychology and Its Analogies

in From Man to Ape

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780226596167
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226596181 | DOI:
Evolutionary Psychology and Its Analogies

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This chapter examines the impact of Darwinian analogies to evolutionary psychology in Argentina. It explains that Darwinian analogies were integrated into preexisting conceptual structures dating back to the early years of the nineteenth century and suggests that the emergence of evolutionary psychology in Argentina served as a particularly useful exemplar of peripheral science. This chapter also discusses the Argentine precursors to evolutionary psychology and analyzes the global political factors that contributed to the emergence of evolutionary psychology.

Keywords: Darwinian analogies; evolutionary psychology; Argentina; peripheral science; conceptual structures; political factors

Chapter.  14492 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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