Principles of social evolution.

Principles of social evolution

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  • ISBN 10: 0199231168
  • ISBN 13: 9780199231164


Demonstrates How Social Evolution Lies At The History Of Life, Shaping Biological Organization Across Different Taxa At All Hierarchical Levels. An Expanded View Of Social Evolution: The Biological Hierarchy, The Evolution Of Individuality, And The Major Evolutionary Transitions ; Strengths Of The 'major Transitions View' Of Evolution And Aims Of This Book ; Defining Major Evolutionary Transitions And Their Component Stages ; Inclusive Fitness Theory And The Evolution Of Cooperation ; Challenges Remaining In The Study Of Social Evolution ; Summary -- A Primer In Inclusive Fitness Theory: Hamilton's Rule And Relatedness ; The Effect Of Levels Of Relatedness On Evolvable Types Of Social Action ; Social Conflict And The Tragedy Of The Commons ; Assumptions Of Inclusive Fitness Theory ; The Value Of Inclusive Fitness Theory ; Summary -- The Major Transitions In Light Of Inclusive Fitness Theory: Egalitarian Versus Fraternal Major Transitions ; Conflict Resolution ; Life Cycles And The Major Transitions ; Summary --^ Social Group Formation: Pathways Of Social Group Formation ; Genetic Factors In Social Group Formation ; Ecological Factors In Social Group Formation ; Synergistic Factors In Social Group Formation ; Hamilton's Rule And Social Group Formation ; Summary -- Social Group Maintenance ; Limitation Of Exploitation : Principles And Processes ; Limitation Of Exploitation From Outside ; Limitation Of Exploitation From Inside : Self-limitation Through Negative Frequency-dependence ; Limitation Of Exploitation From Inside : Self-limitation Through Excessive Costs To The Group ; Limitation Of Exploitation From Inside : Limitation By Others Through Coercion ; Predicting The Outcome Of The Limitation Of Exploitation ; Summary --^ Social Group Transformation: The Size-complexity Hypothesis For Social Group Transformation ; Simple Versus Complex Social Groups ; External Drivers Leading To Greater Size In Social Groups ; Effect Of Increasing Size Of The Social Group On Group Complexity ; Self-reinforcing Social Evolution In Social Group Transformation ; The Size-complexity Hypothesis : Conclusions ; Summary -- Synthesis And Conclusions: The Principles Of Social Evolution : A Summing-up ; Open Questions In The Study Of Social Evolution ; The Next Major Transition ; Summary. Andrew F.g. Bourke. Includes Bibliographical References (pages 206-244) And Indexes.

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: Eng English
  • Format: print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: xii, 267 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Date Published: 2011
  • Authors: Bourke, Andrew F. G. , 1961-