1st Edition

Biology And The Social Sciences
An Emerging Revolution

Edited By

Thomas C. Wiegele

ISBN 9780367168544
Published November 26, 2020 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines how exciting new developments in behavioral biology are likely to transform and shape anthropology, sociology, economics, and political science in the coming decade, providing an overview of the rapidly changing relationship between biological and social studies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Is a Revolution Brewing in the Social Sciences? Part 2: The General Relationship Between Biology and the Social Sciences 2. Bridging the Paradigms: Biology and the Social Sciences 3. The Concepts of Disciplines and Antidisciplines 4. The Social Sciences Cannot Be Unified with Biology Part 3: Anthropology 5. Culture and Sociobiology 6. Toward a Coevolutionary Theory of Human Biology and Culture 7. Human Behavior and the Behavior of Other Animals 8. Anthropology and the Nature of Things Part 4: Economics 9. Economics As a Not Very Biological Science 10. Economics from a Biological Viewpoint Part 5: Political Science 11. Overcoming Pre-Behavioralism in Political Science 12. Politics as a Biological Phenomenon 13. Politics as a Life Science: How and Why the Impact of Modern Biology Will Revolutionize the Study of Political Behavior 14. The Future of Biopolitics Part 6: Sociology 15. The Decline and Fall of Sociology, 1975–2000 16. Reflections on a Premature Burial 17. Sociobiology vs. Biosociology 18. Sociology and Sociobiology 19. A Somewhat Sympathetic Response to Ellis 20. Rejoinder to My Critics 21. Biological Explanation in Sociology 22. Sociobiology or Balanced Biosocial Theory? Part 7: Biology and the Social Sciences: Problems and Questions 23. A Marxist View of Biology and the Social Sciences 24. Sociobiology as an Adaptationist Program 25. Methodological Problems Associated with a Biologically Oriented Social Science

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