Cronin, Helena

Dr Helena Cronin  


Position held

Co-Director, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science


Experience keywords:

Darwinism; animal behaviour; evolution; feminism; human behaviour; human evolution; human nature; sex differences; sexual selection


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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Cronin, Helena and Curry, Oliver (2008) Darwinism's fantastic voyage The Lancet, 372 (Supple). S5-S10. ISSN 0140-6736


Cronin, H. (2006) The battle of the sexes revisited In: Grafen, Alan and Ridley, Mark, (eds.) Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think. Reflections by Scientist Writers and Philosophers.. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 14-26. ISBN 0199291160


Cronin, H. (2005) The vital statistics Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077

Cronin, Helena (2005) Adaptation: a critique of some current evolutionary thought Quarterly Review of Biology, 80 (1). 19-26. ISSN 0033-5770


Cronin, H. (2003) Evolutionary psychology In: Baggini, Julian and Stangroom, Jeremy, (eds.) What Philosophers Think. Continuum, London, UK, 32-41. ISBN 0826461808

Cronin, Helena (2003) Getting human nature right In: Brockman, J, (ed.) The New Humanist: Science at the Edge. Barnes & Noble Books, New York, US, 53-65. ISBN 0760745293


Cronin, H. (2000) Getting human nature right: a talk with Helena Cronin Edge, 73. ISSN 1350-1593

Cronin, Helena and Curry, Oliver (2000) The evolved family In: Wilkinson, H., (ed.) Family Business. Demos collection, 15 (15). Demos, London, UK, 151-157. ISBN 1841800058

Cronin, H. (2000) Pity poor men: if labour wants to save the family, they should focus on fathers Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077

Cronin, Helena (2000) A moment or a lifetime?. In: Commitment: who cares - One plus One Marriage and Partnership Research Conference, 25 October 1999


Cronin, H. (1999) Il pavone e la formiga: selezione sessuale e altruismo da Darwin a oggi Saggiatore, Milan, Italy.


Cronin, H. (1997) It's only natural Red Pepper, 38 (21). ISSN 0964-4954

Cronin, H. (1997) The evolution of evolution Time, 92 (9). ISSN 0040-781X


Cronin, H. (1995) A formiga e o pavo: altruismo e seleçao sexual de Darwin ate hoje Papirus editora, Campinas, Brasil. ISBN 8530803043

Cronin, Helena (1995) La hormiga y el pavo real: el altruismo y la seleccion sexual desde Darwin hasta hoy Editorial Norma, Bogota, Colombia.


Cronin, H. (1992) Sexual selection: historical perspectives. In: Keller, E.F. and Lloyd, E.A., (eds.) Keywords in Evolutionary Biology. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, U.S., 286-293. ISBN 0674503120

Cronin, Helena (1992) What do animals want? [review of Griffin, D. R., Animal minds, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992] The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331


Cronin, H. (1991) The ant and the peacock: altruism and sexual selection from Darwin to today Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0521457653

Cronin, Helena (1991) The origins of evolution [review of Desmond, A. and Moore, J., Darwin, London: Michael Joseph, 1991] Times Educational Supplement. ISSN 0040-7887

Cronin, H. (1991) Lofty contempt for nature's left buttock [Review of Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in natural history, Gould, S. J. (1991), London, Hutchinson Radius] Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235

Cronin, H. (1991) Down blind alleys on Freud's trail [Review of Darwin's influence on Freus: a tale of two sciences, Ritvo, L.B. (1991), New Haven, Yale University Press] Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235

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