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Evolutionary Worlds without End

Henry Plotkin


The book examines the issue of whether there is any general theory in the biological and social sciences that has similar explanatory power to the general theories of physics. Specifically selection theory and niche construction are deemed to have wide explanatory scope within the transformation of species, certain forms of learning and knowledge gain, the operation of the vertebrate immune system, and the way science itself operates as a process. Cultural change in general is also assessed as a possible consequence of selection processes. It is concluded that in addition to the selection and ... More

Keywords: selection processes, co-evolution, evolutionary epistemology, architecture of complexity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199544950
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Plotkin, author
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University College London