Learning, Development, and Culture: Essays in Evolutionary Epistemology

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Henry C. Plotkin
J. Wiley, 1982 - Evolution (Biology) - 489 pages

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Contents

a new analysis
17
Natural selection adaptation and progress
39
CLASSIC PIECES IN EVOLUTIONARY EPISTEMOLOGY
61
Evolutionary epistemology
73
Kants doctrine of the a priori in the light of contemporary biology
121
Functions and structures of adaptation
145
Organism and environment
151
EVOLUTION BEHAVIOUR AND SOCIOCULTURE
171
Behavioural antecedents of sociality
255
The naked meme
273
EVOLUTION DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
329
The epigenetic approach to the evolution of organismswith notes
343
behavioral embryology
363
Rules and reciprocity in behavioural development
391
Learning and the evolution of developmental systems
411
Learning in the context of a hierarchy of knowledge gaining
443

A comment on genetic assimilation
195
an iconoclastic view
205
Author index
473
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About the author (1982)

Henry C. Plotkin is Lecturer at the University College, London.

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