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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It must be emphasized , however , that this book is about the nature of social
evolution , not the origins of the state . ... The origin of the state and of ' civil
government is one of the oldest philosophical problems , and raises in the
clearest form ...
( a ) Place of origin and mode of life Comparative linguists have been aware for
more than a century and a half that many languages of Europe , Western Asia ,
and India share a common origin , but the location of the original speakers of this
Cohen , R. ( 1978 ) ' State origins : a reappraisal , in The Early State , eds .
H. J. M. ... London : ( 1970 ) The Origins of Statecraft in China . Chicago ... Darwin
, C. ( 1902 ) The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection , 6th edn .
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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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