The Principles of Social Evolution
Clarendon Press, 1986 - 412 Seiten
Dispelling the general assumption that social institutions survive because of their sophisticated adaptive advantages, this groundbreaking work asserts that the most common customs and institutions may endure because of their very simplicity or as a result of simple human proclivity. Using religious, military, and kinship institutions to illustrate this argument, the author shows that a precise combination of these factors may lead to the emergence of new forms of social evolution.
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The Late Kurgan was a Bronze - Age culture with chariots and expanded into the
Aegean and Western Europe , and into ... ( b ) Indo - European kinship We can
infer relatively little about early Indo - European kinship : to be sure , most
( c ) The three functions One of the most distinctive features of Indo - European
culture is its division into the celebrated ... of Dumézil ' ... the central motif of
IndoEuropean ideology [ is ] the conception according to which the world and
There is little or no resemblance either in importance or function to the Indo -
European assembly . At the level of towns and ' cities ' we encounter that more or
less universal phenomenon , the local council of senior and influential men , but ...
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I'm glad this was the first book I read on social evolution. The author does a great job of explaining why the darwinian theory of variation and selection can not be applied directly to social ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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