The politics of evolutionary theory and biopolitics in the future

Albert Somit, Steven Ames Peterson

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Purpose - This chapter makes sense of the volume and suggests avenues for future research. Design/methodology/approach - This chapter reflects upon some of the challenges facing biology and politics; it offers two case studies of areas calling for more research and discussion. Findings - Some evolutionary theorists criticize religion. In the process, they undermine the ability to reach out to religious people about the value of evolutionary theory. Two case studies - group selection and genetic bases of political behavior - are examined to illustrate ongoing issues that call for further attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe World of Biology and Politics
Subtitle of host publicationOrganization and Research Areas
EditorsSteven Peterson, Albert Somit
Pages217-226
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2013

Publication series

NameResearch in Biopolitics
Volume11
ISSN (Print)2042-9940

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evolutionary theory
politics
group selection
political behavior
religion
study group
biology
Religion
methodology
ability
Values
Biopolitics
Evolutionary Theory
Outreach
Theorists
Political Behavior
Group Selection
Methodology
Evolutionary

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law

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Somit, A., & Peterson, S. A. (2013). The politics of evolutionary theory and biopolitics in the future. In S. Peterson, & A. Somit (Eds.), The World of Biology and Politics: Organization and Research Areas (pp. 217-226). (Research in Biopolitics; Vol. 11). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2042-9940(2013)0000011014
Somit, Albert ; Peterson, Steven Ames. / The politics of evolutionary theory and biopolitics in the future. The World of Biology and Politics: Organization and Research Areas. editor / Steven Peterson ; Albert Somit. 2013. pp. 217-226 (Research in Biopolitics).
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The World of Biology and Politics: Organization and Research Areas. ed. / Steven Peterson; Albert Somit. 2013. p. 217-226 (Research in Biopolitics; Vol. 11).

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