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Toward a More Biologically-Oriented Political Science: Ethology and Psychopharmacology
Midwest Journal of Political Science
Vol. 12, No. 4 (Nov., 1968), pp. 550-567
Published by: Midwest Political Science Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2110295
Page Count: 18
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Recent findings in the biological sciences have suggested that some, though certainly not all, of political behavior may be rooted in "genetically programmed predispositions"--i.e., in man's biological makeup. The evidence from ethology and psychopharmacology is reviewed and an argument advanced for a more biologically-oriented political science. The article concludes with a discussion of the possible implications of such a reorientation for (1) our approach to political phenomena, (2) political philosophy, (3) political practice, (4) the development of analytic (or descriptive) theory, and (5) the training of political scientists.
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