A history of altruism focusing on Darwin, Allee and E.O. Wilson

Andrew T. Domondon*

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研究成果: Short survey査読

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The problem of altruism refers to the apparent difficulty in reconciling the existence of altruists, individuals who reduce their own fitness to increase the fitness of others, with natural selection. A historical and philosophical overview of solutions to this apparent contradiction is presented through a close reading of the key texts of Charles Darwin, Warder C. Allee and Edward O. Wilson. Following an analysis of Darwin's explanation for altruism, I examine the ideas of group selection and kin selection advanced by Allee and Wilson, respectively, Attention is also given to the philosophical implications each associated with their respective solutions.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)94-103
ページ数10
ジャーナルEndeavour
37
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出版ステータスPublished - 2013 6月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 科学史および科学哲学

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