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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Sociobiologiz Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Socjobiologia See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Sociobiology by Edward O. View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled “On the Relation of Science and the Humanities” Harvard University Press is proud to announce the re-release of the complete original version of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis –now available in paperback for the first time.
When this classic work was first published init libfo a new discipline and started a View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled “On the Relation of Science and the Humanities” Harvard University Press is proud to announce the re-release of the complete original version of Sociobiology: When this classic work was first published init created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate.
Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society the most important book on animal behavior of all time, Socilbiologia is probably more widely known as the sciobiologia of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behavior, indeed human nature, has a biological foundation.
The controversy surrounding the publication of the book reverberates to the present day. Wilson shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience has strengthened the case for a biological understanding of human nature. Human sociobiology, now often called evolutionary psychology, has in the last quarter of a century emerged as its own field of study, drawing on theory and data from both biology and the social sciences.
For its still fresh and beautifully illustrated descriptions of animal societies, and its importance as a crucial step forward in the understanding of human beings, this anniversary edition of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis will be welcomed by a new generation of students and scholars in all branches of learning.
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The New Synthesis, Edward O. Jul 26, Robert Nelson rated it sociobiologla liked it. Read the original in college Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. View all 3 comments. Lobro 04, Paul rated it it was amazing. Wilsin is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology wioson evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control centers in the hypothalamus and limbic system of the brain.
These centers flood our consciousness with all the emotions—hate, love, guilt, fear, and others—that are consulted by the ethical philosophers who wish to “Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide.
These centers flood our consciousness with all the emotions—hate, love, guilt, fear, and others—that are consulted by the ethical philosophers who wish to intuit the standards of good and evil. What, we are then compelled to ask, made the hypothalamus and limbic system? They evolved by natural selection. Aug 18, Adam rated it really liked it.
I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern animal behavior science what the Pythagorean theorem is to geometry: That being said, I picked at this Wow.
That being said, I picked at this – it’s a textbook after all – so I can’t claim to have read it cover to cover. Nor can I vouch for the legitimacy of all the of the science, which a lot of Creationists evidently have a big problem Anyway – I’d recommend this for people who are much smarter than me, who have long attention spans. Surprisingly, I’d also recommend this to Creationists, if only because I wouldn’t mind hearing about their heads exploding while trying to rationalize actual science with their beliefs.
Jul 03, Shadday rated it it was amazing. Incredible text; a book to double check through one’s library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. Wilson some serious time. Then Incredible text; a book to double check through one’s library before purchasing a copy.
Then again if the majority of human beings took to critical reading, research, and unbiased contemplation of presented facts, they would have much less to complain about. And now that none of the hundreds of thousands who promised to leave the country last November have – Suprise!
And I mean literally live lives that revolve around the act of complaining. Without the ability to complain, be it brought on by enlightenment or some sort of of technological fascist ploy, the suicide rate would indeed skyrocket. And since trust fund money goes into the child’s bank account much quicker with the States, we can become witnesses to ceaseless chimpanzee howling for several years, the soundtrack of suicidal delusions gone optimistically haywire, or one can remove one’s self from all scenarios whereby one is witness to mass mental retardation, preferably with a big sociobiological masterpiece in one hand, machiato in the other.
Yrstruly suggests the latter. Jan 12, Michael rated it it was ok. I’m a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us.
I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he’s much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes the issue of multiple levels of reality and analysis that probably can’t be simply collapsed into each other.
So; not a major threat to socials science, but ants socioibologia definitely cool. Nov 14, Meg rated it it was amazing. Amazing that so many nuts object to this book.
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Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people such as creationists would believe otherwise. Wilson has been assaulted and vilified for daring to socilbiologia this simple fact! Jul 06, Peter Reczek rated it it was amazing.
Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy.
Jul 06, Tracy rated it it was amazing. This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading.
Feb 16, Rodney Jenson rated it it was amazing. Makes so much sense Apr 30, Thalia rated it liked it Shelves: As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E. In Sociobiology and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc. Sociobiology tends to assume and not necessarily demonstrate that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting assumption to make when speaking about, say, insects, but the assumption is held throughout the animal kingdom.
It is quite easy to fall into the adaptationism viewpoint; easy, but not necessarily scientifically accurate As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.
It is quite easy to fall into the adaptationism viewpoint; easy, but not necessarily scientifically accurate or honest. I’d give this 2 to 3 stars – two for the flaws in the approach, but 3 for the attempt in this new volume to bring more about evolution, animal behavior, and diversity to the mass market in a lovely, glossy book.
Dec 21, Michael Belcher rated it llbro was amazing. What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? A must have for the bookshelf of anyone — amateur or professional — with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reciprocity.
Jul 09, Jamie rated it really liked it.
Sociobiology: The New Synthesis by Edward O. Wilson
Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations or perish in response to resource constraints and overpopulation.
How little we know of life, intertwined nature and our libto. May 12, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference. May 17, Peter Brooks rated it it was amazing.
Sociobiolohia is a long wlison since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed ‘evolutionary psychology’ along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. Nov 14, Sonya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the ‘s. I read and studied the hardcover during the early ‘s.