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Evidential Criteria of Homology for Comparative Pscyhology

Wiegman, Isaac (2014) Evidential Criteria of Homology for Comparative Pscyhology. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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While the homology concept has taken on importance in thinking about the nature of psychological kinds (e.g. Griffiths 1997), no one has shown how comparative psychological and behavioral evidence can distinguish between competing homology claims. I adapt the operational criteria of homology to accomplish this. I consider two competing homology claims that compare human anger with putative aggression systems of nonhuman animals, and demonstrate the effectiveness of these criteria in adjudicating between these claims.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Wiegman, Isaacitwiegma@wustl.edu
Keywords: homology comparative psychology anger aggression evolutionary psychology natural kinds
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr. Isaac Wiegman
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2014 17:53
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2014 17:53
Item ID: 10994
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Date: 13 July 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10994

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