Frank's Foundations

John Wilkins (
Sun, 16 Aug 1998 15:24:15 +1000

Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 15:24:15 +1000
From: John Wilkins <>
Subject: Frank's Foundations

Has anyone yet read Steven A Frank's _Foundations of Social Evolution_,
Princeton UP 1998? It appears to transpose a number of biological analytic
tools to the socioeconomic context - the statistical formalism of selection,
kin selection, analysis of correlted characters, Hamiltonian inclusive fitness
and other game theory tools. There is a section on sex allocation and
parasitism, applied how I am not sure. It seems from the info I have that it
would be a very important book for memetics.


John Wilkins, Head, Graphic Production
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Melbourne, Australia
Homo homini aut deus aut lupus - Erasmus of Rotterdam

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