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Evolution 2.0

Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences

  • Martin Brinkworth
  • Friedel Weinert
  • Explores applications of evolutionary theory in psychology, social sciences and beyond

  • Demonstrates the power of “Darwinian thinking” in understanding developmental processes

  • Presents the evolution theory and its applications at a level which is accessible to non-specialists and newcomers


Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Darwinism in Approaches to the Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Martin Brinkworth, Friedel Weinert
      Pages 1-7
    3. Gerald M. Edelman
      Pages 11-21
    4. Colin A. Hendrie, Alasdair R. Pickles
      Pages 23-32
    5. Gonzalo Munevar
      Pages 43-63
  3. Impact of Darwinism in the Social Sciences and Philosophy

  4. Philosophical Aspects of Darwinism in the Life Sciences

About this book


These essays by leading philosophers and scientists focus on recent ideas at the forefront of modern Darwinism, showcasing and exploring the challenges they raise as well as open problems. This interdisciplinary volume is unique in that it addresses the key notions of evolutionary theory in approaches to the mind, in the philosophy of biology, in the social sciences and humanities; furthermore it considers recent challenges to, and extensions of, Neo-Darwinism. The essays demonstrate that Darwinism is an evolving paradigm, with a sphere of influence far greater than even Darwin is likely to have imagined when he published ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859.


Applications of Evolutionary Theory Evolution and philosophy in Mind Evolutionary theory in Social Science New evolutionary explanations Philosophy of Biology Psychology and Evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Brinkworth
    • 1
  • Friedel Weinert
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of BradfordBradfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. of Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of BradfordBradfordUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Martin Brinkworth is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford (UK). Inspired by evolutionary science as a Zoology undergraduate, he now studies the transmission of heritable mutation and epigenetic alteration through the male germline, and their implications for human health.


Friedel Weinert is professor of philosophy at the University of Bradford (UK). His research interests focus on the interrelation between philosophy and science.

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