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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According to Piaget , ' ... the notion of structure is comprised of three key ideas :
the idea of wholeness , the idea of transformation , and the idea of self -
regulation ' ( Piaget 1971 : 5 ) , which is essentially the same as von Bertalanffy's
notion of ...
idea ' ( Boulding 1970 ) , the ' instruction ' ( Cloak 1975 ) , the ' meme ' ( Dawkins
1978 ) , the concept ' ( Hill 1978 ) , and the ... Thus Boulding claims that In social
systems the gene is the image or the idea in the mind of man , ideas such as the
Proto - ideas have great generality , and thus easily comprehend both social and
natural phenomena . ... magical causes of disease , the notion of the cosmos as
an organic , harmonious unity , the idea of law as binding both nature and man ...
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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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