Peter A. Corning

Peter Corning is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Complex Systems and a member of the Evolution Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee.  He taught for many years in the Human Biology Program at Stanford University and is a past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.  He is especially known for his work, and many publications, on the causal role of synergy in the evolution of complexity.

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March 13, 2017 in Biology, Philosophy, Politics

The Evolution of “Zoon Politikon” (The Political Animal)

Aristotle, it seems, got it right. Politics may have played a key role in human evolution as the classic primate pattern of male dominance hierarchies shifted to a pattern of…
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