Cooperation in animals: An evolutionary overview [Book Review]

Biology and Philosophy 17 (4):459-476 (2002)
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Evolutionary biologists have grappled with the question of the emergenceand maintenance of cooperation since Darwin first listed animal cooperation asapotential problem for his theory of natural selection. Here I review four pathsthat have been delineated in the study of intra-specific cooperation amonganimals. These paths – kinship, reciprocity, byproduct mutualism andgroupselection – serve as a starting point for behavioral ecologistsinterestedstudying the initiation and maintenance of cooperation. After reviewing theempirical and theoretical underpinnings of these paths to cooperation, I touchupon some recent work that has attempted to examine (or reexamine) the role ofphylogeny, punishment and morality in the light of cooperative behavior.

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From quorum to cooperation: lessons from bacterial sociality for evolutionary theory.Pamela Lyon - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 38 (4):820-833.
From quorum to cooperation: Lessons from bacterial sociality for evolutionary theory.Pamela Lyon - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 38 (4):820-833.
From quorum to cooperation: lessons from bacterial sociality for evolutionary theory.Pamela Lyon - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 38 (4):820-833.

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