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Stephen J. Gould : the scientific legacy / Gian Antonio Danieli ; Alessandro Minelli ; Telmo Pievani, editors
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Milan, Italy : Springer Verlag ©2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QH303.2 .S74 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Gould, Stephen Jay
Subject(s) Evolution (Biology) -- History
Biology -- Philosophy -- History
Anthropology -- Philosophy -- History
Genomics -- Philosophy -- History
Physical Description viii, 208 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Contents Part I. Evolutionary theory. Stephen J. Gould in the 1960s and 1970s, and the origin of Punctuated Equilibria / Niles Eldredge -- Stephen J. Gould and adaptation: San Marco 33 years later / Elisabeth A. Lloyd -- Kinds of pluralism: Stephen J. Gould and the future of evolutionary theory / Telmo Pievani -- Part II. Genome and development. Molecules and macroevolution: a Gouldian view of the genome / T. Ryan Gregory -- Individuals, hierarchies and the levels of selection: a chapter in Stephen J. Gould's evolutionary theory / Alessandro Minelli -- Beyond spandrels: Stephen J. Gould, EvoDevo, and the extended synthesis / Gerd B. Müller -- Biological complexity and Punctuated Equilibria / Marcello Buiatti -- Part III. The anthropological legacy. Stephen J. Gould's intellectual legacy to anthropology / Ian Tattersall -- Mismeasuring man thirty years later / Guido Barbujani -- Affect bursts as evolutionary precursors of speech and music / Klaus R. Scherer -- Darwin's theory of music, rhetoric and poetry / Winfried Menninghaus -- Part IV. Stephen J. Gould and human sciences. Beyond (and without) the invisible hand. Conceptual shifts between economics and the theory of evolution / Andrea Cavazzini -- Stephen J. Gould, between humanism and anti-humanism. Neoteny, exaptation and human science / Alberto Gualandi
Scope and Content Stephen J. Gould's greatest contribution to science is a revised version of the theory of evolution which offers today a useful framework for understanding progress in many evolutionary fields. His intuitions about the conjunction of evolution and development, the role of ecological factors in speciation, the multi-level interpretation of the units of selection, and the interplay between functional pressures and constraints all represent fruitful lines of experimental research. His opposition to the progressive representations of evolution, the gene-centered view of natural history, or the adaptationist "just-so stories" has also left its mark on current biology. In May 2012, at the Instituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice, an international panel of scientists and philosophers discussed Stephen J. Gould's legacy, ten years after his death. This book presents selections of those contributions, chosen for their interest and importance
NOTE 527690
Series Life sciences
Alternate Author Danieli, Gian Antonio
Minelli, Alessandro.
Pievani, Telmo.

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