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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are increase of the recipients ' welfare either . ... marriage , residence , or
occupation , not only raises the level of solidarity and the intensity of affective
relations in general , but also increases the possibility of conflict and the arousal
of violent ...
... like warfare , can greatly increase the wealth available to an increasingly
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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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