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Title: Meanings of difference and effects of selection : the implications of biological thinking for human nature and society
Author: Kohn, Marek
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 3404
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2009
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Biological perspectives are playing an increasing role in discussions about human diversity and human nature. The question of whether race is a biologically meaningful concept has re-emerged in the context of developments in genetic research and of hereditarian arguments about group differences in intelligence. Evolutionary perspectives have established themselves as a means of interpreting human psychology, achieving prominence through research intended to identify and investigate universal psychological characteristics. These developments present challenges. Outside the natural sciences, there is widespread suspicion of, and resistance to, such perspectives. Much of this arises from historically based anxieties about the application of biological ideas to social problems. Some schools of knowledge have also moved in theoretical directions which make communication with the natural sciences difficult.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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