The Use and Abuse of Biology
An Anthropological Critique of Sociobiology
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A criticism of sociobiology by one of the world's foremost anthropologists
Praise For The Use and Abuse of Biology: An Anthropological Critique of Sociobiology…
“Grounded in the logic of cultural anthropology, this book is a highly original contribution to one of the most exciting intellectual debates of our era… Sahlins stands almost alone in clearly and convincingly pointing out the weaknesses of sociobiology’s epistemological presuppositions.” – Vern Carroll, The University of Michigan
“Sahlins’ book is an extended brief for a simple and cogent argument: human behavior cannot be reduced to biology because culture interposes itself as a unique level between the genotype and the phenotype of human conduct.” – Stephan Jay Gould, Harvard University
University of Michigan Press, 9780472766000, 136pp.
Publication Date: December 3, 1976
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