Goals are not selfish

Von Hippel, W. and Von Hippel, F. A. (2014) Goals are not selfish. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37 2: 157-158. doi:10.1017/S0140525X13002173


Author Von Hippel, W.
Von Hippel, F. A.
Title Goals are not selfish
Journal name Behavioral and Brain Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0140-525X
1469-1825
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1017/S0140525X13002173
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 37
Issue 2
Start page 157
End page 158
Total pages 2
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract The metaphor of selfish goals is misguided. Organisms can be considered vessels that further the interests of their genes, but not vessels that further the interests of their goals. Although goals can act at cross-purposes to each other and to longevity, such trade-offs are predicted by evolutionary theory. The metaphor of selfish goals provides no purchase on this problem.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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