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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 70
that human technology has evolved in an objectively progressive way , there
would now be very much less agreement that society itself had become better in
an ethical sense . More than sixty years ago Lowie expressed the problem as ...
That is , it leads us to predict that any organic design will , over sufficient number
of generations , tend to become increasingly ... world of adapted cultural systems
, in which it was becoming difficult to understand how change could ever occur .
But all such leadership , being based on the personal qualities of an individual ,
is ephemeral , and can only become instituted on a permanent basis by being
conjoined with the hereditary principle ( ibid . , 343 ) . This hereditary authority is
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - thcson - LibraryThing
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
Darwinism and Social Evolution
The Survival of the Mediocre
10 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
Emergent Actors in World Politics: How States and Nations Develop and Dissolve
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1997