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8. Sociobiology / Evolutionary Psychology and Human Nature

  • Aunger, Robert, editor. Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Avise, John C. Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Broom, Donald M. The Evolution of Morality and Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Caplan, Arthur, editor. The Sociobiology Debate. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
  • Clayton, Philip & Jeffrey Schloss, eds. Evolution and Ethics. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.
  • Domning, Daryl P. & Monika K. Hellwig. Original Selfishness: Original Sin and Evil in the Light of Evolution. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.
  • Dupré, John. Human Nature and the Limits of Science. Oxford: Clarendon, 2001.
  • Hefner, Philip. The Human Factor: Evolution, Culture, and Religion. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1993.
  • Kitcher, Philip. Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Nature. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1985.
  • Laland, Kevin & Gillian Brown. Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • McGrath, Alister E. Dawkins’ God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
  • Midgley, Mary. Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1978.
  • Midgley, Mary. The Ethical Primate: Humans, Freedom, and Morality. New York: Routledge, 1996.
  • Murphy, Nancey & William Stoeger, eds. Evolution and Emergence: Systems, Organisms, Persons. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Peters, Ted, et al. The Evolution of Evil. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007.
  • Pope, Stephen J. Human Evolution and Christian Ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Post, Stephen, et al. Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Rolston III, Holmes. Genes, Genesis and God: Values and Their Origins in Natural and Human History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Rose, Stephen, et al. Alas Poor Darwin: Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology. New York: Harmony Books, 2000.
  • Schwartz, Barry. The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life. New York: Norton, 1986.
  • Van Slyke, James A. The Cognitive Science of Religion. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011.
  • Williams, Patricia A. Doing without Adam and Eve: Sociobiology and Original Sin. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2001.
  • Wilson, David Sloan. Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Contributed by: Dr. Randy Maddox

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