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We deliberate the role of several sociobiological principles involved in the arrangement of unions in consanguineous families.
A second important aspect of the position which deserves attention but does not get it is the seeming tension between the sociobiological view of morality as based in altruism with the Greek conception of morality which is based on individual flourishing.
69) Rolnick similarly concludes that "rather commonly, biologists have recently defined altruism solely in terms of sociobiological assumptions regarding reproductive value.
Although sociobiological arguments have been occasionally used [as proof of racial inferiority] this type of criticism [of sociobiology] is not only analytically weak but is often very counterproductive.
He consistently understands knowledge as an active process of interpretation, and, despite his objections to Darwinism, he understands such interpretation as a means by which the individual adapts to the environment--though Emden insists that Nietzsche does not resort to the "reductive sociobiological evolutionism" (155) ascribed to him by Daniel Dennett.
The relief effect: a sociobiological model for neurotic distress and largegroup therapy.
It could be impossible when the full range of human emotions are considered - of the biologically built in short-sightedness that helped our ancestors survive in an all 'natural' world, of the sociobiological interpretations that indicate that humans are designed to fluctuate between altruism and deadly hostility as mechanisms for survival.
hereinafter Sociobiological Perspective] ("Is it possible that
The first sociobiological theory to be developed was also the most important theoretical advance in the evolutionary analysis of ethnicity.
A matter-of-fact accounting that does not excuse or justify immoral behavior, but rather seeks to understand its sociobiological origins, on the premise that science and knowledge of the problem's roots, not ignorance, are a necessary first ingredient to making the world a better place.
Wilson's sociobiological theories claimed that the need to bear and nurture children was encoded in women's genes, and only childbearing can make a woman psychologically actualized (Lerner 19).
Thus there is a sociobiological explanation of why the tendency to be moved by the needs of others, especially the needs of kin, has become a characteristic of the species.