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Pathological Complexity and the Evolution of Sex Differences (Preprint)

Veit, Walter and Browning, Heather (2022) Pathological Complexity and the Evolution of Sex Differences (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

Benenson et al. provide a compelling case for treating greater investment into self-protection among females as an adaptive strategy. Here, we wish to expand their proposed adaptive explanation by placing it squarely in modern state-based and behavioral life-history theory, drawing on Veit’s pathological complexity framework. This allows us to make sense of alternative ‘lifestyle’ strategies, rather than pathologizing them.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Browning, Heatherheather.browning@anu.edu.au0000-0003-1554-7052
Keywords: pathological complexity; life-history theory; self-protective behaviour; sex differences; philosophy of biology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2022 04:06
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2022 04:06
Item ID: 20237
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Date: 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20237

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