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This book is highly relevant to the memetics topic. It includes
discussions by Lewontin and others on niche construction and the
nature-nurture distinction, The blurb below comes from the evolutionary
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 07:20:29 -0000
From: "Ian Pitchford" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Developmental Systems and Evolution
Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution (Life and Mind:
Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology)
by Susan Oyama (Editor), Paul E. Griffiths (Editor), Russell D. Gray (Editor)
Hardcover - 484 pages (February 19, 2001)
MIT Press; ISBN: 0262150530
AMAZON - US
AMAZON - UK
Many books on evolution neglect the complex dynamics of ontogeny (development)
necessary to produce the mature creature. They either ignore it or
reduce it to
the transmission of genetic information. This contributes to unproductive
debates on "nature versus nurture." Developmental systems theory (DST)
new conceptual framework with which to resolve such debates. DST views ontogeny
as contingent cycles of interaction among a varied set of developmental
resources, no one of which controls the process. These factors include DNA,
cellular and organismic structure, and social and ecological
has excited interest from a wide range of researchers, from molecular
biologists to anthropologists, because of its ability to integrate evolutionary
theory and other disciplines without falling into traditional oppositions.
The book provides historical background to DST, recent theoretical
the mechanisms of heredity, applications of the DST framework to behavioral
development, implications of DST for the philosophy of biology, and critical
reactions to DST.
Contributors Patrick Bateson, David J. Depew, Marcus W. Feldman, Peter
Godfrey-Smith, Deborah M. Gordon, Gilbert Gottlieb, Russell D. Gray,
Griffiths, Tim Ingold, Eva Jablonka, Timothy D. Johnston, Evelyn Fox Keller,
Peter Klopfer, Kevin N. Laland, Daniel S. Lehrman, Richard C. Lewontin, Lenny
Moss, Eva Neumann-Held, H. Frederick Nijhout, F. John Odling-Smee, Susan Oyama,
Kim Sterelny, Peter Taylor, Cor van der Weele, Bruce H. Weber, William C.
About the Authors
Susan Oyama is Professor of Psychology, Emerita, at John Jay College, and
Professor of Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York City. Paul E.
Griffiths is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University
of Pittsburgh. Russell D. Gray is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the
University of Auckland.
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