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sexual selection

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

The theory, proposed by Darwin, that in some species males compete for mates and that characteristics enhancing their success in mating would have value and be perpetuated irrespective of...

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Culture in Songbirds and Its Contribution to the Evolution of New Species

Darren E. Irwin.

in Creating Consilience

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 7830 words.

No discussion of culture would be complete without considering learned behaviors in non-human animals. This chapter gives a brief overview of cultural phenomena in a variety of vertebrates,...

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Sex and Selection: a Reply to Matthen

Tim Lewens.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

September 2001; p ublished online September 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 0 words.

Mohan Matthen ([1999]) argues that when reproduction is sexual, natural selection can explain why individual organisms possess the traits they do. In stating his argument Matthen makes use...

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Darwinian Evolutionary Theory

Michael Ruse.

in The Problem of War

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 7378 words.

Charles Robert Darwin, the English naturalist, published On the Origin of Species in 1859 and the follow-up work The Descent of Man in 1871. In these works, he argued for his theory of...

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The Master of the Masek Beds: Handaxes, Art, and the Minds of Early Humans1

Gregory Currie.

in The Aesthetic Mind

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 11303 words.

I investigate the significance of what seems to be very early aesthetic activity among our ancestors as far back as one million years ago. I consider the hypothesis that this activity was...

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The Theory of Evolution

Stephen Davies.

in The Artful Species

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4870 words.

This chapter outlines the now classic account of evolution by natural selection—heritable differences between a species’ members make some survive and reproduce better than others. Other...

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Is Sex Really Necessary? And Other Questions for Lewens

Mohan Matthen.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

June 2003; p ublished online June 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 0 words.

It has been claimed that certain forms of individual essentialism render the Theory of Natural Selection unable to explain why any given individual has the traits it does. Here, three...

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The Aesthetics of Human Beauty

Stephen Davies.

in The Artful Species

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7981 words.

Evolutionary psychologists reduce human beauty to female sexual attractiveness in the context of mate selection. Rather than considering other forms of human beauty, this chapter shows how...

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Beyond Evolution

Anthony O'Hear.

July 1999; p ublished online November 2003 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 230 pages.

The theory of evolution may be successful in explaining natural history, but it is of limited value when applied to the human world. Because of our reflectiveness and rationality, as...

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Human Creativity: Its Cognitive Basis, its Evolution, and its Connections with Childhood Pretence

Peter Carruthers.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

June 2002; p ublished online June 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 0 words.

This paper defends two initial claims. First, it argues that essentially the same cognitive resources are shared by adult creative thinking and problem‐solving, on the one hand, and by...

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Darwinism as Religion

Michael Ruse.

in The Problem of War

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 12075 words.

This chapter prepares the way for the purpose of the book, to use war as a case study for the claim that in major respects, thinking based on Darwin’s ideas—“Darwinism”—has from the first...

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Canis familiaris

Alexandra Horowitz.

in The Ethics of Captivity

May 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 5961 words.

The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, presents an unusual case study for the consideration of captivity of nonhuman animals. On one level, the captivity of the species is discussable: by...

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Feminist Philosophy of Biology

Carla Fehr.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology

July 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Philosophy of Science. 11304 words.

This article deals with certain areas of biological sciences related to social issues. It demonstrates the feminist and non-feminist philosophy of biology to get the science regarding sex,...

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