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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natural environment , are the most salient ... as it was back in the age of
Neanderthal man , about the sign of a thing is , first , does it refer to something
good for me or ...
Christopher Robert Hallpike. important quality among the Konso . It has the
connotation of honesty , and impartiality , and absence of self - seeking . They
know that most of the time men fall below this standard and ironically refer to the
... which refers to the case of a man dying without a son , who is allowed to leave
his property to his daughter's son , rather than to his nearest agnate . Similarly ,
RV 10. 27. 12 seems clearly to refer to the institution of the dowry , and to 332 ...
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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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