By Rogier van Reekum
The debate on sociology’s relation to biology rages on but doesn’t seem to get anywhere. This essay argues that the terms of the debate are part of the problem. By looking back into the common history of these disciplines I hope to show the plausibility of an alternative framing. in this history I show broad and crucial commonalities in ways of thinking in sociology and biology. This suggests that instead of “bridging the two sciences” we need to think of other forms of cooperation.
This article by Rogier van Reekum was first published in Amsterdam Social Science Volume 2, Issue 1 (2010).
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