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Kim Sterelny is an Australian philosopher and professor of philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University and Victoria University of Wellington. He is the winner of several international prizes in the philosophy of science, and editor of Biology and Philosophy. He is also a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Sterelny's principal area of research is in the philosophy of biology. He states "the development of evolutionary biology since 1858 is one of the great intellectual achievements of science. Sterelny has also written extensively about the philosophy of psychology. He is the author of many important papers in these areas, including widely anthologized papers on group selection, meme theory and cultural evolution such as "Return of the Gene" (with Philip Kitcher), "Memes Revisted" and "The Evolution and Evolvability of Culture."

Together with his former student Paul Griffiths, in 1999, Sterelny published Sex and Death, a comprehensive treatment of problems and alternative positions in the philosophy of biology. This book incorporated a number of the positions developed in previous articles on the range of topics in the philosophy of biology. At certain points Sterelny and his coauthor differed (for example, on the Darwinian treatment of emotions and on the prospects for developmental systems theory).

In 2004 Sterelny's book Thought in a Hostile World: The Evolution of Human Cognition received the Lakatos Award for a distinguished contribution to the philosophy of science. This book provides a Darwinian account of the nature and evolution of human cognitive capacities, and is an important alternative to nativist accounts familiar from evolutionary psychology. By combining an account of neural plasticity, group selection, and niche construction, Sterelny shows how much of the data on which nativist accounts rely can be accounted for without attributing a large number of genetically hardwire modules to the mind/brain. In 2008 Sterelny was awarded the Jean-Nicod Prize. His lectures are to be published under the title, The Fate of the Third Chimpanzee. These lectures build on the non-Nativist Darwinian approach of Thought in a Hostile World, while providing a discussion of a great deal of recent work by other philosophers, biological anthropologists and ecologists, gene-culture co-evolution theorists, and evolutionary game theorists.

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Total Books: 20
The Evolved Apprentice How Evolution Made Humans Unique
2012 - The Evolved Apprentice How Evolution Made Humans Unique [Jean Nicod Lectures] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780262016797
ISBN-10: 0262016796
Genre: Science & Math
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What Is Biodiversity
2008 - What Is Biodiversity (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226500805
ISBN-10: 0226500802
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What Is Biodiversity
2008 - What Is Biodiversity (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226500812
ISBN-10: 0226500810
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Dawkins vs Gould Survival of the Fittest
2007 - Dawkins Vs Gould Survival of the Fittest (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781840467802
ISBN-10: 1840467800
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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From Mating to Mentality Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology
2003 - From Mating to Mentality Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology [Macquarie Monographs in Cognitive Science] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781841690964
ISBN-10: 1841690961
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Thought in a Hostile World The Evolution of Human Cognition
Thought in a Hostile World The Evolution of Human Cognition
Dawkins vs Gould  Survival of the Fittest
2001 - Dawkins Vs Gould Survival of the Fittest (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781840462494
ISBN-10: 1840462493
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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The Evolution of Agency and Other Essays
2001 - The Evolution of Agency and Other Essays [Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521642316
ISBN-10: 0521642310
Genre: Science & Math
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The Evolution of Agency and Other Essays
2000 - The Evolution of Agency and Other Essays [Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521645379
ISBN-10: 0521645379
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Sex and Death  An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology
1999 - Sex and Death an Introduction to Philosophy of Biology [Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226773032
ISBN-10: 0226773035
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Sex and Death  An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology
1999 - Sex and Death an Introduction to Philosophy of Biology [Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226773049
ISBN-10: 0226773043
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Language and Reality - 2nd Edition An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
Language and Reality - 2nd Edition An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
Language and Reality Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
1999 - Language and Reality Introduction to the Philosophy of Language (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780631214045
ISBN-10: 0631214046
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The Representational Theory of Mind An Introduction
1991 - The Representational Theory of Mind an Introduction (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780631164982
ISBN-10: 0631164987
Genre: Nonfiction
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Language and Reality Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
1987 - Language and Reality Introduction to the Philosophy of Language (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780631150121
ISBN-10: 0631150129
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Language  Reality An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
The Representational Theory of Mind An Introduction
The Representational Theory of Mind an Introduction (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780631158844
ISBN-10: 0631158847
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Language and Reality Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
Language and Reality Introduction to the Philosophy of Language (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780631196891
ISBN-10: 0631196897
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