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The “Global Phylogeny” and its Historical Legacy: A Critical Review of a Unified Theory of Human Biological and Linguistic Co-Evolution (2014)


In a critical review of late twentieth-century gene-culture co-evolutionary models labelled as `global phylogeny', the authors present evidence for the long legacy of co-evolutionary theories in European-based thinking, highlighting that (1) ideas of social and cultural evolution preceded the idea of biological evolution, (2) linguistics played a dominant role in the formation of a unified theory of human co-evolution, and (3) that co-evolutionary thinking was only possible due to perpetuated and renewed transdisciplinary reticulations between scholars of different disciplines---especially within the integrative framework of the `humanid' and the `hominid' branches of anthropology.

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Authors & Contributors
Kutschera, Ulrich
Hull, David L.
Marciano, Alain
Marmefelt, Thomas
Maienschein, Jane A.
Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Archives of Natural History
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Duke University Press
Cornell University Press
The MIT Press
Oxford University Press
Evolutionary developmental biology
Social evolution
Darwin, Charles Robert
Hayek, Friedrich August von
Lorenz, Konrad
Boulding, Kenneth Ewart
Lyell, Charles
Hennig, Willi
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
United States
Great Britain

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