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Evolution: The art of nature

Nathan Lyons

in Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190941260
eISBN:
9780190941291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941260.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes up the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis in order to empirically enrich the nature-culture theory developed thus far. It considers three themes in the EES—phenotypic plasticity, ... More


Hierarchy Theory and the Extended Synthesis Debate

Telmo Pievani

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In the closing remarks we propose a theoretical watermark that connects all the chapters of this volume. After a short summary about Eldredge’s twin hierarchies as a possible unifying frame for ... More


Epigenetic Innovation

Gerd B. Müller

in Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513678
eISBN:
9780262315142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with the role of development in the generation of phenotypic innovation, and outlines the conceptual contributions of the innovation approach to an extended evolutionary synthesis. ... More


Phenotypic Plasticity

Massimo Pigliucci

in Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513678
eISBN:
9780262315142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses the possible role of phenotypic plasticity in macroevolution. It analyzes how evolutionary biologists are now using the concept of plasticity to expand the horizons of the ... More


Moving on

Arlin Stoltzfus

in Mutation, Randomness, and Evolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198844457
eISBN:
9780191880063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844457.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Chapter 10 includes a synopsis of key points from previous chapters as well as reflections on changing explananda, notions of causation, and the importance of identifying testable theories. The ... More


The Consequence of Feedback I: Coevolution

Gary Tomlinson

in Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226548494
eISBN:
9780226548661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548661.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Feedback is a twentieth-century name for a dynamic that has been understood to be basic to evolution at least since Darwin’s proposal of natural selection. Feedback is an important aspect of the ... More


Homo artifex: An Extended Evolutionary Perspective on the Origins of the Human Mind, Brain, and Culture

Dietrich Stout

in Squeezing Minds From Stones: Cognitive Archaeology and the Evolution of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190854614
eISBN:
9780190854645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854614.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

While stone tools provide only the narrowest keyhole view of the lives of our ancestors, new theory and methods that explicitly focus on the interaction of organisms and environments over time—niche ... More


Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature

Nathan Lyons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190941260
eISBN:
9780190941291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941260.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Modern thought is characterised, according to Bruno Latour, by a dichotomy of meaningful culture and unmeaning nature. Signs in the Dust uses medieval semiotics to develop a new theory of nature and ... More


Changes in Quantitative Traits Over Time

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

in Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Quantitative traits—be they morphological or physiological characters, aspects of behavior, or genome-level features such as the amount of RNA or protein expression for a specific gene—usually show ... More


How Attachment Gave Rise to Culture

James S. Chisholm

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews advances in evolutionary theory since Bowlby and proposes that our capacity for culture emerged with the evolution of human attachment by means of selection for increased ... More


Conclusion: Natural culture, cultural nature

Nathan Lyons

in Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190941260
eISBN:
9780190941291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941260.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter situates the theory of natural culture and cultural nature in relation to one of its closest philosophical alternatives, ‘soft dualism’. Soft dualism includes a range of ... More


Darwin's Psychology

Ben Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198708216
eISBN:
9780191873799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198708216.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Darwin has long been hailed as forefather to behavioural science, and even more so nowadays, with the growing popularity of evolutionary psychologies. This is the first book to examine Darwin’s own ... More


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