Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Dawkins, Richard
 
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Feature/Phenotype/Gene/Dawkins: any feature such as e.g. a green beard is merely a method by which a gene can "recognize" copies of itself in other individuals.

Feature/Altruism/Dawkins: according to the thesis that genes try to help copies of themselves in the bodies of others, features are developed.
Perhaps a gene for altruism can thus be recognized in altruistic behavior?
In fact, relationships are recognized in behavior. For example, the parents' selflessness towards their offspring.

Da I
R. Dawkins
Das egoistische Gen, Hamburg 1996

Da II
M. St. Dawkins
Die Entdeckung des tierischen Bewusstseins Hamburg 1993


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26