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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In the case of type II relations , the formula for all individual - subgroup relations is
given by the formula n ( 2 " - n - 1 ) / 2 ( Kephart 1950 : 547 ) , as shown in Table
21. It will be observed that the number of type II relations rises much more ...
The first of these is the specialization of relations . Let us begin by referring to our
imaginary family in ... For instance , there are 6 possible forms of relation 2 (
Descent ) , as shown in Table 23 . Table 23. ( M = male ; f = female ) innitvi m- >
( Ibid . , 264–5 ) Indeed , the model of society as ideally patterned on relations of
kinship seems to have been extremely pervasive in Chinese culture ; filial piety
was a basic principle of morality , and patrilineal descent groups have remained
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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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