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Imaginative Minds

Ilona Roth (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Imagination is one of the most distinctive characteristics of human thought. The supreme powers of flexibility, supposition and inventiveness that are its hallmarks, whether in science, technology, ... More


Epitome

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This final chapter epitomizes some of the material presented in the bulk of the text under headings which reflect the introductory section by consisting of declaratory sentences. This chapter aims to ... More


Taxic Paleobiology and the Pursuit of a Unified Evolutionary Theory

Todd A. Grantham

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter examines the emergence of taxic paleobiology during the early 1980s, which was advocated by its proponents as a solution to the problem of independent levels of selection within the ... More


Militants and Martyrs: Evolutionary Perspectives on Religion and Terrorism

Richard Sosis and Candace S. Alcorta

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter suggests that evolutionary studies of religion are vital for understanding the proliferation, patterns, and logic of current trends in terrorist activity. It first examines the role of ... More


Molluscan Evolution and Phylogeny: An Introduction

winson F. Ponder and David R. Lindberg

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the phylogeny and evolution of the members of phylum Mollusca. It explains that the Mollusca are the second largest phylum ... More


The chimpanzee mirror system and the evolution of frontoparietal circuits for action observation and social learning

Erin E. Hecht and Lisa Parr

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Chimpanzees, as humans’ closest living primate relatives, offer an important point of comparison for evolutionary studies. As in humans (but not macaques), the chimpanzee mirror system shows a ... More


Experiments with Experience: Consilient Multilevel Explanations of Art and Literature

Brian Boyd

in Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190231217
eISBN:
9780190609061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Literary creation is already consilient with science, for works of art are experiments: artists’ diverse experiments with new combinations of experience audiences will have as they respond. Literary ... More


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