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dc.contributor.authorHodgson, G.
dc.identifier.citationHodgson , G 2010 , ' Learning from early attempts to generalize Darwinian principles to social evolution ' , Journal of Evolutionary Psychology , vol. 8 , no. 2 , pp. 153-167 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 562212
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: e9724e98-034f-477d-ac49-509cdaf9dc2d
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dc.descriptionCopyright 2010 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
dc.description.abstractEvolutionary psychology places the human psyche in the context of evolution, and addresses the Darwinian processes involved, particularly at the level of genetic evolution. A logically separate and potentially complementary argument is to consider the application of Darwinian principles not only to genes but also to social entities and processes. This idea of extending Darwinian principles was suggested by Darwin himself. Attempts to do this appeared as early as the 1870s and proliferated until the early twentieth century. But such ideas remained dormant in the social sciences from the 1920s until after the Second World War. Some lessons can be learned from these earlier accounts, particularly concerning the problem of specifying the social units of selection or replication.en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Evolutionary Psychology
dc.titleLearning from early attempts to generalize Darwinian principles to social evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Accounting, Finance and Economics
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
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