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    Evolutionary psychology and politics

    Edwards, Jason (2003) Evolutionary psychology and politics. Economy and Society 32 (2), pp. 280-298. ISSN 0308-5147.

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    Abstract

    Like its predecessor sociobiology, evolutionary psychology has distanced itself from political discourse. In so far as evolutionary psychology can contribute towards an understanding of politics, it claims to do so only as a potential explanation for political behaviour. However, I argue that evolutionary psychology - like sociobiology - is itself a political phenomenon. It proceeds from a conception of the political - drawn from the Hobbesian social contract tradition - which crucially informs its theoretical trajectory. A recognition of the political character of evolutionary psychology, in this respect, should be the starting point of its critique.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 15:32
    Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 15:32
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19992

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