Why Social Science is Biological Science.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Biology
      Cultural evolution
      Darwinian theory
      Functions
      Packages of strategies
      Selected effects
      Strategies
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
      541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Abstract:
      The social sciences need to take seriously their status as divisions of biology. As such they need to recognize the central role of Darwinian processes in all the phenomena they seek to explain. An argument for this claim is formulated in terms of a small number of relatively precise premises that focus on the nature of the kinds and taxonomies of all the social sciences. The analytical taxonomies of all the social sciences are shown to require a Darwinian approach to human affairs, though not a nativist or genetically driven theory by any means. Non-genetic Darwinian processes have the fundamental role on all human affairs. I expound a general account of how Darwinian processes operate in human affairs by selecting for strategies and sets of strategies individuals and groups employ. I conclude by showing how a great deal of social science can be organized in accordance with Tinbergen's approach to biological inquiry, an approach required by the fact that the social sciences are all divisions of biology, and in particular the studies of one particular biological species. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Philosophy , Duke University , Durham 27708 USA
    • ISSN:
      0925-4560
    • Accession Number:
      10.1007/s10838-017-9365-0
    • Accession Number:
      125618940
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ROSENBERG, A. Why Social Science is Biological Science. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, [s. l.], v. 48, n. 3, p. 341–369, 2017. DOI 10.1007/s10838-017-9365-0. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=125618940&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Rosenberg A. Why Social Science is Biological Science. Journal for General Philosophy of Science. 2017;48(3):341-369. doi:10.1007/s10838-017-9365-0.
    • APA:
      Rosenberg, A. (2017). Why Social Science is Biological Science. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 48(3), 341–369. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10838-017-9365-0
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rosenberg, Alex. 2017. “Why Social Science Is Biological Science.” Journal for General Philosophy of Science 48 (3): 341–69. doi:10.1007/s10838-017-9365-0.
    • Harvard:
      Rosenberg, A. (2017) ‘Why Social Science is Biological Science’, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 48(3), pp. 341–369. doi: 10.1007/s10838-017-9365-0.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rosenberg, A 2017, ‘Why Social Science is Biological Science’, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 341–369, viewed 5 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Rosenberg, Alex. “Why Social Science Is Biological Science.” Journal for General Philosophy of Science, vol. 48, no. 3, Sept. 2017, pp. 341–369. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10838-017-9365-0.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rosenberg, Alex. “Why Social Science Is Biological Science.” Journal for General Philosophy of Science 48, no. 3 (September 2017): 341–69. doi:10.1007/s10838-017-9365-0.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rosenberg A. Why Social Science is Biological Science. Journal for General Philosophy of Science [Internet]. 2017 Sep [cited 2019 Dec 5];48(3):341–69. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=125618940&custid=s8280428