The Explanatory Value of Inclusive Fitness for Evolutionary Theory

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Rubin, Hannah (2017)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Philosophy of science | Philosophy | Biology

At the heart of evolutionary theory is the concept of 'fitness', which is, standardly, an organism's reproductive success. Many evolutionary theorists argue, however, that to explain the evolution of social traits, such as altruism, we must use a different notion of fit... View more
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