Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior

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Harvard University Press, 1998 - Philosophy - 394 pages
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In Unto Others philosopher Elliott Sober and biologist David Sloan Wilson demonstrate once and for all that unselfish behavior is in fact an important feature of both biological and human nature. Their book provides a panoramic view of altruism throughout the animal kingdom - from self-sacrificing parasites to insects that subsume themselves in the superorganism of a colony to the human capacity for selflessness - even as it explains the evolutionary sense of such behavior. Sober and Wilson offer a detailed case study of scientific change as well as an indisputable argument for group selection as a legitimate theory in evolutionary biology.

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Benthams Corpse
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Altruism as a Biological Concept
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A Unified Evolutionary Theory of Social Behavior
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