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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Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to
body via sperms or eggs , so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by
leaping from brain to brain via a process which , in the broad sense , can be
in isolation from others , it may make sense for ' altruism ' and ' selfishness ' to be
presented as quite distinct behavioural strategies , e.g .: Blackheaded gulls nest
in large colonies , the nests being only a few feet apart . When the chicks first ...
In one sense the distinction being made here resembles that between general
and specific evolution , but it must be emphasized that Sahlins and Service
discuss specific evolution in terms of the diversity created by adaptation to local ...
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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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