Solidarity pp 157-172 | Cite as

On the Nature of Solidarity

  • Eckart Voland
Part of the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series (PSCC, volume 5)


Whatever humans might be otherwise, they are also animals. Zoologically, they belong to the class of mammals and to the order of primates. Nowadays there are no longer any doubts about this, and therefore, the theory which explains the origins and diversity of animals and their anatomic, morphological, physiological and psychological features — Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection — must also have something to offer for a deepened understanding of the nature of humans and their mastering of life.


Inclusive Fitness Lifetime Reproductive Success Reciprocal Altruism Extended Phenotype Personal Advantage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eckart Voland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Foundations of ScienceUniversity of GießenGermany

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