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Special Issues

Springer Nature IDER-Series: Interdisciplinary Evolution Research

About the Series

The peer-reviewed book series Interdisciplinary Evolution Research provides a scholarly platform for rigorous scientific, epistemological, and educational investigations into biological, sociocultural, and technological evolution. Volumes focus on well-defined evolutionary problems that benefit from inter- and transdisciplinary analysis with the goal to develop unified jargon and methodology thereby enabling the crossing of disciplinary boundaries.

The series recently expanded its editorial board and now also welcomes book proposals for monographs in addition to anthologies.

Published Anthologies


Cultural Phylogenetics book

Reticulate Evolution book

Macroevolution book

Social Communications Book

Oxford Handbook on Human Symbolic Evolution (Lock A, Sinha C, Gontier N, eds), forthcoming in 2019

This Handbook will function as a follow up of the 1996 edition composed by Andrew Lock and Charles Peters.

The new edition integrates contemporary evolutionary biological thought that is moving toward an extended synthesis, offering the possibility of rethinking the causal nexus driving human symbolic evolution. It details how these extended evolutionary theories provide new tools to identify the units (defining features) and levels (biological and sociocultural loci) of symbolic behavior across space and time; offering new ways of determining which of our human ancestors were behaviorally and symbolically modern. Summaries and syntheses are given on competing archaeological hypotheses and theories on the pace whereby symbolism evolved and how cognitive primatology and comparative psychology contribute significantly to clarifying what counts as evidence for symbolic capacities and practices in human, primate and other animal lineages. The book ends with the current age with scholars that examine where our symbolic evolution has brought us, and how the invention of writing, digitalization, globalization, multiculturalism and transhumanism brings forth an overall techno-scientific realm of extended and global minds that surpass the biological, cognitive and sociocultural.

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