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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10 ( Williams 1966 : 12 ) Williams therefore emphasizes the necessity for
biologists to specify a precise function for ... No doubt , in modern society
especially , there are institutions whose basic functions are fairly clear - local
government in the ...
There is also a hereditary class of craftsmen . This specialization of social
relationships into residence , descent , work co - operation , crafts , armed force ,
conciliar authority , mediatory functions , and generational seniority represents an
( c ) The three functions One of the most distinctive features of Indo - European
culture is its division into the celebrated ' three functions ' , so brilliantly elucidated
by the work of Dumézil ' ... the central motif of IndoEuropean ideology [ is ] the ...
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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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