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    A Multiple-Level Model of Evolution and its Implications for Sociobiology.H. C. Plotkin & F. J. Odling-Smee - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):225-235.
    The fundamental tenet of contemporary sociobiology, namely the assumption of a single process of evolution involving the selection of genes, is critically examined. An alternative multiple-level, multiple-process model of evolution is presented which posits that the primary process that operates via selection upon the genes cannot account for certain kinds of biological phenomena, especially complex, learned, social behaviours. The primary process has evolved subsidiary evolutionary levels and processes that act to bridge the gap between genes and these complex behaviours. The (...)
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    Is an Ecological Approach Radical Enough?H. C. Plotkin & F. J. Odling-Smee - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):154-155.
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    Units “of” Selection: The End of “Of”?F. J. Odling-Smee & H. C. Plotkin - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):295-296.
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    Evolution: Its Levels and its Units.F. J. Odling-Smee & H. C. Plotkin - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (2):318.
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    Evolutionary Worlds Without End.H. C. Plotkin - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    achieved by the actions of a single animal. The concerted activity is coordinated by a multiplicity of cues and signals diffused between groups of ...
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    Evolutionary Epistemology as Science.H. C. Plotkin - 1987 - Biology and Philosophy 2 (3):295-313.
    What credentials does evolutionary epistemology have as science? A judgement based on past performance, both in terms of advancing an empirical programme and further ng theory construction, is not much. This paper briefly outlines some of the research areas, both theoretical and empirical, that can be developed and that might secure for evolutionary epistemology a future in evolutionary biology.
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    Brain, Behaviour, and Evolution.David A. Oakley & H. C. Plotkin (eds.) - 1979 - Methuen & Company.
    It has always concentrated upon man, and usually the comparative approach has not been used to study the evolution of behaviour, but in the hope that ...
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    The Testing of Evolutionary Epistemology.H. C. Plotkin - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (4):481-497.
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    Gardners Teach Washoe: Feedforward? Washoe Teaches Gardners: Feedback?F. J. Odling-Smee & H. C. Plotkin - 1988 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 (3):462.
  10. Darwin Machines and the Nature of Knowledge.H. C. Plotkin - 1994 - Harvard University Press.
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    Hunting Memes.H. C. Plotkin - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (4):768-769.
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    Knowledge, Adaptation and Evolution.H. C. Plotkin - 1992 - World Futures 34 (1):1-13.
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    Linear and Circular Causal Sequences.H. C. Plotkin & F. J. Odling-Smee - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):493.
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    Multiple Causes of Human Behavior.H. C. Plotkin - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (2):313-313.
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    Nature and Nurture Revisited.H. C. Plotkin - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):695.
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    Possible Mechanisms for a Multiple-Level Model of Evolution.H. C. Plotkin & F. J. Odling - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):257-268.
    Many of the commentaries cohere around two major points of criticism. The first is that we have omitted discussion of the mechanisms that are assumed to operate at levels 2, 3, and 4.Campbell, Cloak, Dewsbury, Eckberg, Mundinger, Pulliam, Richerson & Boyd, Slobodkin, Simon, Williams, andWahlstenall make comments that bear on this point. The second point is that we have omitted discussion of the fact that "organisms change the environment by their activities" and thereby modify the selection pressures that act on (...)
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    Rising Out of the Ashes.H. C. Plotkin - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (1):79-80.
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    Stretching the Theory Beyond its Limits.H. C. Plotkin - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (2):303-304.
  19. The Testing of Evolutionary Epistemology. A Review of Gerald M. Edelman, "Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection". [REVIEW]H. C. Plotkin - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (4):481.
     
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