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Richerson, Peter J.

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Works: 37 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 4,690 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Classifications: GN360, 306
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Most widely held works by Peter J Richerson
The origin and evolution of cultures by Robert Boyd ( )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Origin and Evolution of Cultures presents articles based on two notions. That culture is crucial for understanding human behaviour; and that culture is part of biology. Interest in this collection will span anthropology, psychology, economics, philosophy, and political science
Not by genes alone : how culture transformed human evolution by Peter J Richerson ( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Not by Genes Alone offers a radical interpretation of human evolution, arguing that our ecological dominance and our singular social systems stem from a psychology uniquely adapted to create complex culture. Richerson and Boyd illustrate here that culture is neither superorganic nor the handmaiden of the genes. Rather, it is essential to human adaptation, as much a part of human biology as bipedal locomotion. Drawing on work in the fields of anthropology, political science, sociology, and economics - and building their case with such examples as kayaks, corporations, clever knots, and yams that require twelve men to carry them - Richerson and Boyd demonstrate that culture and biology are inextricably linked, and they show us how to think about their interaction in a way that yields a richer understanding of human nature."--Jacket
Environmental quality and water development by Charles Remington Goldman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture and the evolutionary process by Robert Boyd ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural evolution : society, technology, language, and religion ( )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of cultural evolution in understanding human behavior. Wider application of these insights, however, has been hampered by traditional disciplinary boundaries. To remedy this, in this volume leading researchers from theoretical biology, developmental and cognitive psychology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, history, and economics come together to explore the central role of cultural evolution in different aspects of human endeavor. The contributors take as their guiding principle the idea that cultural evolution can provide an important integrating function across the various disciplines of the human sciences, as organic evolution does for biology. The benefits of adopting a cultural evolutionary perspective are demonstrated by contributions on social systems, technology, language, and religion. Topics covered include enforcement of norms in human groups, the neuroscience of technology, language diversity, and prosociality and religion. The contributors evaluate current research on cultural evolution and consider its broader theoretical and practical implications, synthesizing past and ongoing work and sketching a roadmap for future cross-disciplinary efforts
Human ecology : an environmental approach by Peter J Richerson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human by nature : between biology and the social sciences by Peter Weingart ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Representing a wide range of disciplines -- biology, sociology, anthropology, economics, human ethology, psychology, primatology, history, and philosophy of science -- the contributors to this book recently spent a complete academic year at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) discussing a plethora of new insights in reference to human cultural evolution. These scholars acted as a living experiment of ""interdisciplinarity in vivo."" The assumption of this experiment was that the scholars -- while working and residing at the ZiF -- would be united intellectually as well as so
Non di soli geni : come la cultura ha trasformato l'evoluzione umana by Peter J Richerson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of human ecology by Peter J Richerson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The limnology of Lake Titicaca (Peru-Bolivia) : a large, high altitude tropical lake by Peter J Richerson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Darwinian theory for the evolution of symbolic cultural traits by Peter J Richerson ( )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Models and anti-models : the structure of payoff-dependent social learning ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origin and Evolution of Cultures, The. Evolution and Cognition ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the past 25 years, Boyd and Richerson have become well-known across a wide range of disciplines for their path-breaking work on evolution and culture. This work collects twenty of the influential but relatively inaccessible published articles that form the backbone of this research. It could not be more timely given the growing influence of evolutionary psychology. The papers - which were published in a diverse set of journals and which are not easily available - a conceptually linked and form a cohesive, unified evolutionary account of human culture. Their interdisciplinary research is based on two notions. First, that culture is crucial for understanding human behaviour: unlike other organism, socially transmitted beliefs, attitudes and values heavily influence our behaviour. Secondly, culture is part of biology: the capacity to acquire and transmit culture is a derived component of human psychology, and the contents of culture are deeply intertwined with our biology.; Taking off from these two assumptions, Boyd and Richerson's novel idea is that culture is a pool of information, stored in the brains of a population, that gets transmitted from one brain to another by social learning processes. Among their conclusions: culture can account for both our astounding ecological success as well as the maladaptations that characterize much of human behaviour. Interest in Boyd and Richerson's work spans anthropology, psychology, economics, philosophy, and political science, and has influenced work on animal behaviour, economics and game theory, memes, and even archaeology
L'evoluzione delle norme : una prospettiva antropologica by Robert Boyd ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can group-functional behaviors evolve by cultural group selection? : an empirical test by Joseph Soltis ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Community ecology of the Lake Tahoe plankton by Peter J Richerson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A naturalistic approach to the theory of the firm : the role of cooperation and cultural evolution ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How does opportunistic behavior influence firm size? ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecology and human ecology : a comparison of theories in the biological and social sciences by Peter J Richerson ( Book )
2 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture and cooperation by Robert Boyd ( )
2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Richerson, Pete 1943-
Richerson, Peter 1943-
Richerson, Peter James 1943-
Languages
English (90)
Italian (3)
Spanish (1)
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