Stephen J. Gould: The Scientific Legacy

Stephen J. Gould’s greatest contribution to science is a revised version of the theory of evolution which offers today a useful framework for understanding progress in many evolutionary fields. His intuitions about the conjunction of evolution and development, the role of ecological factors in speci...

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Other Authors: Danieli, Gian Antonio (Editor), Minelli, Alessandro (Editor), Pievani, Telmo (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Milano Springer Milan 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Evolutionary theory
  • Niles Eldredge: Stephen J. Gould in the 1960s and 1970s, and the origin of “Punctuated Equilibria”
  • Elisabeth A. Lloyd: Stephen J. Gould and adaptation: San Marco 33 years later
  • Telmo Pievani: Kinds of pluralism. Stephen J. Gould and the future of evolutionary theory
  • Part II: Genome and development
  • T. Ryan Gregory: Molecules and macroevolution: a Gouldian view of the genome
  • Alessandro Minelli: Individuals, hierarchies and the levels of selection: a chapter in Stephen J. Gould’s evolutionary theory
  • Gerd B. Müller: Beyond spandrels: Stephen J. Gould, EvoDevo, and the extended synthesis
  • Marcello Buiatti: Biological complexity and Punctuated Equilibria
  • Part III The anthropological legacy
  • Ian Tattersall: Stephen J. Gould’s intellectual legacy to anthropology
  • Guido Barbujani: Mismeasuring man thirty years later
  • Klaus R. Scherer: Affect bursts as evolutionary precursors of speech and music
  • Winfried Menninghaus: Darwin's theory of music, rhetoric and poetry
  • Part IV: Stephen J. Gould and human sciences
  • Andrea Cavazzini: Beyond (and without) the invisible hand. Conceptual shifts between economics and the theory of evolution
  • Alberto Gualandi: Stephen J. Gould, between humanism and anti-humanism. Neoteny, exaptation and human science