Behavior and evolution (Libro, 1978) [WorldCat.org]
passa ai contenuti
Behavior and evolution Anteprima di questo documento
ChiudiAnteprima di questo documento
Verifica in corso…

Behavior and evolution

Autore: Jean Piaget; Donald Nicholson-Smith
Pubblicazione: New York : Pantheon Books, [1978] ©1978
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Inglese : 1st American editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Sommario:
What is the relationship between behavior and the processes which shape evolution? Why has behavior, whether it amounts to no more than a flower's reaction to light or encompasses the complexities of human thought, been so neglected by traditional evolutionary theory? Beginning with these questions, Jean Piaget offers a dazzling, at time demanding, inquiry into the state of our understanding of evolution. This is a  Per saperne di più…
Voto:

(non ancora votato) 0 con commenti - Diventa il primo.

Soggetti
Altri come questo

Trova una copia in biblioteca

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Stiamo ricercando le biblioteche che possiedono questo documento…

Dettagli

Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980.
Behavior and evolution.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1978
(OCoLC)644302656
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Jean Piaget; Donald Nicholson-Smith
ISBN: 0394418107 9780394418100 0394735889 9780394735887
Numero OCLC: 3869418
Note: Translation of Le comportement moteur de l'évolution.
Descrizione: xxvi, 165 pages ; 22 cm
Contenuti: Translator's acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Merits and drawbacks of the Lamarckian thesis --
Baldwin and organic selection --
Ethological view of behavior's role in evolution --
Cybernetic interaction, "genetic assimilation," and behavior --
Behavior and Weiss's hierarchy of systems --
Phenocopy as mediation between environmental influences and behavioral genic factors --
Psychobiological speculations on the problems of instincts in relation to the problems of evolution --
Some remarks on plant behavior --
General conclusions: Behavior, motor of evolution --
Index.
Altri titoli: Comportement moteur de l'évolution.
Responsabilità: Jean Piaget ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith.

Sinossi:

What is the relationship between behavior and the processes which shape evolution? Why has behavior, whether it amounts to no more than a flower's reaction to light or encompasses the complexities of human thought, been so neglected by traditional evolutionary theory? Beginning with these questions, Jean Piaget offers a dazzling, at time demanding, inquiry into the state of our understanding of evolution. This is a task that takes Piaget from an investigation of the early giants Darwin and Lamarck, to the contributions of Weiss and Baldwin, to the role of cybernetics. Along the way he outlines the relation between instinct and evolution, habits and acquired characteristics. He criticizes those who reduce the question to a genetic determinism. And he challenges those who see no qualitative difference between the evolution of anatomical structures and the evolution of behavioral structures. What Piaget develops in this concise and remarkable work is a subtle, sophisticated theory of behavior in both the plant and the animal worlds. Drawing on his life's work, he argues that all organisms are active and creative, and that the forms of organization they create in their environment go to the heart of the meaning of behavior and the processes of evolution. A prolific writer on philosophy and biology, as well as the father of the development psychology he calls genetic epistemology, Jean Piaget has had as his main area of concern the genesis of abstract concepts (classes, relations, numbers) and physical concepts (space, speed, chance, time) in the developing child. His theories have been widely applied to education.

Commenti

Commenti degli utenti
Recuperando commenti GoodReads…
Stiamo recuperando commenti DOGObooks

Etichette

Le etichette di tutti gli utenti (3)

Vedi le etichette più popolari come: lista di etichette | nuvola di etichette

Conferma questa richiesta

Potresti aver già richiesto questo documento. Seleziona OK se si vuole procedere comunque con questa richiesta.

Chiudi finestra

Per favore entra in WorldCat 

Non hai un account? Puoi facilmente crearne uno gratuito.