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Project: A critical philosophical inquiry on the implications of contemporary evolutionary-adaptationist theories regarding a scientifically tenable philosophical anthropology.

project duration
01-OCT-02 – 30-SEP-04
abstract
The philosophical investigation of what it means to be a human being was dominated in our century by 'the standard model of the social sciences'. The attempt of sociobiology to change this, failed. However, this cleared the path for recent evolutionary approaches, especially evolutionary psychology. Our research clarifies this topic and investigates the scientific value of evolutionary, adaptationist and modular explanations.