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Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Joseph Carroll, Dan P. McAdams, and Edward O. Wilson


This volume gives evidence for the unity of knowledge in evolutionary biology, the evolutionary social sciences, and the evolutionary humanities. It contains 14 separately authored essays, a foreword by Alice Dreger, a theoretical introduction by Joseph Carroll, and afterwords by David Sloan Wilson and Jonathan Gottschall. Edward O. Wilson, Christopher Boehm, Herbert Gintis, Michael Rose, and Henry Harpending discuss human social evolution. Barbara Oakley integrates psychology and engineering. Dan P. McAdams delineates a model of human identity, and Carroll and his collaborators use a similar ... More

Keywords: biocultural theory, consilience, evolutionary aesthetics, evolutionary psychology, group selection, human evolution, human nature, literary Darwinism, popular culture, two cultures

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190231217
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Carroll, editor
Curators' Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dan P. McAdams, editor
Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department, Northwestern University

Edward O. Wilson, editor
Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

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I Transforming Our Vision of the Human Story

II The Evolution of Human Sociality

2 Bullies

Christopher Boehm

4 Human Kinship as a Green Beard

Henry Harpending† and Nathan Harris

III Ancient Markings

IV Integrative Psychology

V A Biocultural Perspective on Literature

12 Agonistic Structure in Canonical British Novels of the Nineteenth Century

Joseph Carroll, Jonathan Gottschall, John A. Johnson, and Daniel Kruger

VI A Challenge