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Levels of selection

Henry Plotkin

in Evolutionary Worlds without End

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199544950
eISBN:
9780191594366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.003.007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

If the processes of selection operate to drive change at multiple levels, then, it is argued, the structure that links such multiple forms of change occurring at different levels, what Herbert Simon ... More


Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to the Evolution of Altruism and the Levels of Selection

Benjamin Kerr

in Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews some of the theoretical approaches to the study of altruism in an attempt to clarify some basic concepts, focusing on the models and statistical tools that have appeared in the ... More


The Strategy of Exclusion and the Problem of Collectives

John Basl

in The Death of the Ethic of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190923877
eISBN:
9780190923907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923877.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 4 begins to develop the case against biocentrism. Biocentrism faces a problem of exclusion; it is not possible to adopt the account of welfare defended in chapter 3 in a way that grounds the ... More


Measuring Multivariate Selection

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/9780198830870.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter extends many of the results from Chapter 29 on single trait-fitness associations to the multiple trait setting. It examines the estimate of multivariate fitness surfaces, starting with ... More


Programmed Cell Death and the Levels of Selection

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

At the heart of the debate concerning PCD as an adaptation lies the levels of selection question. PCD can only be selected for if something other than the dying cell is the target of selection. This ... More


The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Pierre M. Durand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origins of life and cell death were the two most foundational events on which all other biological processes rest. This book provides the most up-to-date syntheses of why and how life and cell ... More


The Death of the Ethic of Life

John Basl

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190923877
eISBN:
9780190923907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923877.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

According to the ethic of life, all living organisms are of special moral importance. Living things, unlike simple artifacts or biological collectives, are not mere things whose value is entirely ... More


Conclusion

John Basl

in The Death of the Ethic of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190923877
eISBN:
9780190923907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923877.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The primary aim of this work has been to show that biocentrism is false by developing the strongest, most plausible version of the view and then exposing it to new criticisms, criticisms that are not ... More


The Gene's-Eye View of Evolution

J. Arvid Ågren

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198862260
eISBN:
9780191895050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862260.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

To many evolutionary biologists, the central challenge of their discipline is to explain adaptation, the appearance of design in the living world. With the theory of evolution by natural selection, ... More


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