Sociobiology, Sex, and Science

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  • Author(s): Holcomb, Harmon R.
  • Series:
    SUNY Series in Philosophy and Biology
  • Publication Information:
    Albany : SUNY Press. 1993
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This book examines sociobiology's validity and significance, using the sociobiological theory of the evolution of mating and parenting as an example. It identifies and discusses the array of factors that determine sociobiology's effort to become a science, providing a rare, balanced account—more critical than that of its advocates and more constructive than that of its critics. It sees a role for sociobiology in changing the way we understand the goals of evolutionary biology, the proper way to evaluate emerging sciences, and the deep structure of scientific theories.The book's premise is that evolutionary biology would not be complete if it did not explain evolutionarily significant social facts about nonhumans and humans. It proposes that explanations should be evaluated in terms of their basis in underlying theories, research programs, and conceptual frameworks.Harmon R. Holcomb IIIis Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780791412602. 9780791412596. 9780585059426. 9781438406947.
    • Accession Number:
      42855344
    • Accession Number:
      8050
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    • ABNT:
      HOLCOMB, H. R. Sociobiology, Sex, and Science. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993. ISBN 9780791412602. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=8050. Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Holcomb HR. Sociobiology, Sex, and Science. SUNY Press; 1993. Accessed August 15, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=8050
    • APA:
      Holcomb, H. R. (1993). Sociobiology, Sex, and Science. SUNY Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Holcomb, Harmon R. 1993. Sociobiology, Sex, and Science. SUNY Series in Philosophy and Biology. Albany: SUNY Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=8050.
    • Harvard:
      Holcomb, H. R. (1993) Sociobiology, Sex, and Science. Albany: SUNY Press (SUNY Series in Philosophy and Biology). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=8050 (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Holcomb, HR 1993, Sociobiology, Sex, and Science, SUNY Series in Philosophy and Biology, SUNY Press, Albany, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Holcomb, Harmon R. Sociobiology, Sex, and Science. SUNY Press, 1993. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=8050.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Holcomb, Harmon R. Sociobiology, Sex, and Science. SUNY Series in Philosophy and Biology. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=8050.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Holcomb HR. Sociobiology, Sex, and Science [Internet]. Albany: SUNY Press; 1993 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. (SUNY Series in Philosophy and Biology). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=8050