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050  4 HM626|b.H47 2020 
082 04 303.4|223 
100 1  Hertler, Steven C.,|eauthor 
245 10 Multilevel selection :|btheoretical foundations, 
       historical examples, and empirical evidence /|cSteven C. 
       Hertler, Aurelio José Figueredo, Mateo Peñaherrera-Aguirre
264  1 Cham, Switzerland :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c[2020] 
264  4 |c©2020 
300    lii, 359 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  1. An Intellectual History of Multilevel Selection from 
       Darwin to Dawkins -- 2. An Intellectual History of 
       Multilevel Selection: Reformulation and Resuscitation -- 
       3. Theoretical Foundations of Multilevel Selection Among 
       Humans -- 4. Aggregation: From Ethnic and Regional 
       Competition to Group Selection at the Level of States and 
       Nations -- 5. Growth, Maintenance, Control, and 
       Competition -- 6. Decline -- 7. The Collapse and 
       Regeneration of Complex Societies -- 8. Chimpanzee 
       Intercommunity Conflict: Fitness Outcomes, Power 
       Imbalances, and Multilevel Selection -- 9. Lethal 
       Intergroup Competition in Non-State Societies: From Small-
       Scale Raids to Large-Scale Battles -- 10. The 
       Sociopolitical Integrity of the Roman State: Intragroup 
       Competition, Intergroup Competition, and Economic Dynamics
       -- 11. Dear Enemies: French and English Power Ratios -- 
       12. Expansion, Fission, and Decline: England and Anglo 
520    "Multilevel selection is the only logically coherent and 
       empirically supported theory that can explain human 
       ultrasociality--the capacity of humans to cooperate in 
       huge groups of genetically unrelated individuals. Yet 
       influential critics continue to reject it. This timely and
       important book is a welcome entrant to this intense 
       scientific debate. The stakes are high, because 
       understanding how cooperation evolved and can be 
       maintained is key to solving the Tragedy of the Commons 
       problems at both local and global levels." -- Peter 
       Turchin, author of Ultrasociety (2015) and Professor at 
       the University of Connecticut, USA This book embeds a 
       novel evolutionary analysis of human group selection 
       within a comprehensive overview of multilevel selection 
       theory, a theory wherein evolution proceeds at the level 
       of individual organisms and collectives, such as human 
       families, tribes, states, and empires. Where previous 
       works on the topic have variously supported multilevel 
       selection with logic, theory, experimental data, or via 
       review of the zoological literature; in this book the 
       authors uniquely establish the validity of human group 
       selection as a historical evolutionary process within a 
       multilevel selection framework. Select portions of the 
       historical record are examined from a multilevel 
       selectionist perspective, such that clashing civilizations,
       decline and fall, law, custom, war, genocide, ostracism, 
       banishment, and the like are viewed with the end of 
       understanding their implications for internal cohesion, 
       external defense, and population demography. In doing so, 
       its authors advance the potential for further 
       interdisciplinary study in fostering, for instance, the 
       convergence of history and biology. This work will provide
       fresh insights not only for evolutionists but also for 
       researchers working across the social sciences and 
       humanities."--|cProvided by publisher 
650  0 Social evolution 
650  0 Evolutionary psychology 
650  0 Natural selection 
650  0 Evolution (Biology) and the social sciences 
700 1  Figueredo, Aurelio José,|eauthor 
700 1  Peñaherrera-Aguirre, Mateo,|eauthor 
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