The integrative framework for the behavioural sciences has already been discovered, and it is the adaptationist approach
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):39-40 (2007)
The adaptationist framework is necessary and sufficient for unifying the social and natural sciences. Gintis's “beliefs, preferences, and constraints” (BPC) model compares unfavorably to this framework because it lacks criteria for determining special design, incorrectly assumes that standard evolutionary theory predicts individual rationality maximisation, does not adequately recognize the impact of psychological mechanisms on culture, and is mute on the behavioural implications of intragenomic conflict. (Published Online April 27 2007).
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Alex Mesoudi, Andrew Whiten & Kevin N. Laland (2006). A Science of Culture: Clarifications and Extensions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (4):366-375.
Matthew C. Keller & Geoffrey Miller (2006). An Evolutionary Framework for Mental Disorders: Integrating Adaptationist and Evolutionary Genetic Models. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (4):429-441.
P. A. Russell & D. P. Carey (2000). Niche Construction at the “Workface” of the Human Behavioural Sciences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (1):158-158.
John S. Price (2006). Behavioural Ecology as a Basic Science for Evolutionary Psychiatry. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (4):420-421.
Daniel John Zizzo (2007). The Indeterminacy of the Beliefs, Preferences, and Constraints Framework. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):44-45.
R. Michael Brown & Stephanie L. Brown (2007). Towards Uniting the Behavioral Sciences with a Gene-Centered Approach to Altruism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):19-20.
John Tooby & Leda Cosmides (2007). Evolutionary Psychology, Ecological Rationality, and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):42-43.
Alex Mesoudi & Kevin N. Laland (2007). Extending the Behavioral Sciences Framework: Clarification of Methods, Predictions, and Concepts. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):36-37.
Geoffrey M. Hodgson (2007). Rationality Versus Program-Based Behavior. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):29-30.
Chandra Sekhar Sripada (2008). Adaptationism, Culture, and the Malleability of Human Nature. In Peter Caruthers, Stephen Laurence & Stephen Stich (eds.), The Innate Mind, Volume 3. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #163,493 of 1,096,585 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #29,393 of 1,096,585 )
How can I increase my downloads?