The Resource E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner : A Dialogue Between Sociobiology and Radical Behaviorism, by Paul Naour, (electronic resource)

E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner : A Dialogue Between Sociobiology and Radical Behaviorism, by Paul Naour, (electronic resource)

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E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner : A Dialogue Between Sociobiology and Radical Behaviorism
Title
E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner
Title remainder
A Dialogue Between Sociobiology and Radical Behaviorism
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Naour
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"This is going to be a conversation that I will have with B.F. Skinner. This is Ed Wilson. He invited me by to talk about sociobiology." Thus began a 1987 conversation between E.O. Wilson, who embodies sociobiology, and B.F. Skinner, who personifies radical behaviorism. The two Harvard colleagues shared a common interest—but very different perspectives—in behavior, human nature, and culture. They also shared years of exaggerated and ideologically-based claims regarding the perceived controversial nature of their work. However, the passage of over twenty years places their conversation in a very different evolutionary context that is the unifying theme of this book and Paul Naour’s inspiration to cleverly describe the relationship of their work. Naour uses the conversation as a centerpiece around which he offers readers thought-provoking insight regarding how we can push the rigid boundaries of discipline-based dogmatism to understand the evolutionary relationships between sociobiology and radical behaviorism. Wilson (1998) challenges us to understand a "balanced perspective cannot be acquired by studying disciplines in pieces but through pursuit of the consilience among them. Such unification will come hard." Wilson recently observed that" What (Naour) has written is excellent, and will be an outstanding addition to the history of ideas." During this sesquicentennial year of The Origin of Species and the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth, B.F. Skinner and E.O. Wilson: A Dialogue Between Radical Behaviorism and Sociobiology is an essential read for anyone interested in the evolutionary basis of human behavior. The book challenges readers to push beyond the boundaries of Wilson and Skinner, suggests relationships to current work, and inspires curiosity regarding how that work can provide additional insight to the biological basis of human culture. It will also appeal to those with interest in the contemporary history of science or psychology, and is written for a broad readership to provoke renewed consideration of Wilson and Skinner
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Naour, Paul
Dewey number
304.5
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Language note
English
LC call number
QH359-425
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects,
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Anthropology
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E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner : A Dialogue Between Sociobiology and Radical Behaviorism, by Paul Naour, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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text
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Contents
“Selection by Consequences”: The Essential B.F. Skinner -- Human Sociobiology: The Essential E.O. Wilson -- A Consilient View of B.F. Skinner and E.O. Wilson: The Operant Foundation of Sociobiology -- Conversation Between B.F. Skinner and E.O. Wilson -- To What Beginning? -- The Challenge: A More Integrated Approach to Human Nature
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2009.
Extent
1 online resource (149 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282019423
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-89462-1
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remote
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Label
E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner : A Dialogue Between Sociobiology and Radical Behaviorism, by Paul Naour, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
“Selection by Consequences”: The Essential B.F. Skinner -- Human Sociobiology: The Essential E.O. Wilson -- A Consilient View of B.F. Skinner and E.O. Wilson: The Operant Foundation of Sociobiology -- Conversation Between B.F. Skinner and E.O. Wilson -- To What Beginning? -- The Challenge: A More Integrated Approach to Human Nature
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2009.
Extent
1 online resource (149 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282019423
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-89462-1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000714968
  • (EBL)429097
  • (OCoLC)318545295
  • (SSID)ssj0000142226
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11160987
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000142226
  • (PQKBWorkID)10092097
  • (PQKB)10162355
  • (SSID)ssj0000769530
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12319700
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000769530
  • (PQKBWorkID)10781204
  • (PQKB)10895552
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-89462-1
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC429097
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000714968

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