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Synergy and the Evolution of Superorganisms: Past, Present, and Future

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the concept of superorganisms and its relation to synergy. The term was first used by polymath Herbert Spencer to characterize key properties of social organization in the ... More


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