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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The higher values are not simple multiples of the lower values , but represent a
lower value plus the equivalent of the accumulated interest on the lower value for
a certain period . Thus , if somebody borrows number 4 for a brief period , he has
The code of the shih was adapted and given new moral content by Confucius
and his disciples in the Chan Kuo period ... ( Ibid . , 8 ) For the time being ,
however , power in each state was concentrated in the hands of a few large and
( d ) The Period of the Warring States By the end of the Spring and Autumn period
, in about 463 BC , the many small states into which China had fragmented after
the collapse of the Western Chou had become amalgamated by war into only ...
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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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