Author's School

Arts & Sciences

Author's Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2016

Originally Published In

Philosophy of Science. 2016 Dec; 83(5):861-872. DOI: 10.1086/687870

Abstract

Kin selection is a core aspect of social evolution theory, but a small number of critics have recently challenged it. Here I address these criticisms and show that kin selection remains an important explanation for much (though not all) social evolution. I show how many of the criticisms rest on historical idiosyncrasies of the way the field happened to develop, rather than on the real logic and evidence.

Comments

Article published in Philosophy of Science. 2016 Dec; 83(5):861-872. DOI: 10.1086/687870

Copyright 2016 by the Philosophy of Science Association.

DOI

10.1086/687870

Embargo Period

12-2017

Available for download on Friday, December 01, 2017

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