Graduate studies at Western
In Kim Sterelny, Richard Joyce, Brett Calcott & Ben Fraser (eds.), Cooperation and its Evolution. MIT Press (2013)
|Abstract||The explosion of scientific results about epigenetic and other parental effects appears bewilderingly diverse. An important distinction helps to bring order to the data. Firstly, parents can detect adaptively-relevant information and transmit it to their offspring who rely on it to set a plastic phenotype adaptively. Secondly, adaptively-relevant information may be generated by a process of selection on a reliably transmitted parental effect. The distinction is particularly valuable in revealing two quite different ways in which human cultural transmission may operate.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Nicholas Shea, Ido Pen & Tobias Uller (2011). Three Epigenetic Information Channels and Their Different Roles in Evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:1178-87.
Nicholas Shea (2011). What's Transmitted? Inherited Information. Biology and Philosophy 26 (2):183-189.
Eva Jablonka (2002). Information: Its Interpretation, its Inheritance, and its Sharing. Philosophy of Science 69 (4):578-605.
Andrea Scarantino (2008). Shell Games, Information, and Counterfactuals. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (4):629 – 634.
Carl T. Bergstrom & Martin Rosvall (2011). The Transmission Sense of Information. Biology and Philosophy 26 (2):159-176.
Giulio Tononi & Gerald M. Edelman (1997). Information: In the Stimulus or in the Context? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (4):698-700.
Nicholas Shea (2012). Inherited Representations Are Read in Development. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64 (1):1-31.
Tim Maudlin (1992). Bell's Inequality, Information Transmission, and Prism Models. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:404 - 417.
Frode Kjosavik (2007). From Symbolism to Information? – Decoding the Gene Code. Biology and Philosophy 22 (3):333-349.
Laureano Castro, Alfonso Medina & Miguel A. Toro (2004). Hominid Cultural Transmission and the Evolution of Language. Biology and Philosophy 19 (5):721-737.
Christophe Menant (2003). Information and Meaning. [Journal (on-Line/Unpaginated)] 5:193-204.
R. Lee Lyman (2006). Cultural Traits and Cultural Integration. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (4):357-358.
Richard Pocklington (2000). Selection: Units, Modes, and Levels. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (1):156-157.
Jerry A. Fodor (1986). Information and Association. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 27 (July):307-323.
Added to index2011-04-28
Total downloads17 ( #78,143 of 739,404 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,680 of 739,404 )
How can I increase my downloads?