The Resource Cultural evolution : conceptual challenges, Tim Lewens

Cultural evolution : conceptual challenges, Tim Lewens

Label
Cultural evolution : conceptual challenges
Title
Cultural evolution
Title remainder
conceptual challenges
Statement of responsibility
Tim Lewens
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This title exposes and evaluates a set of conceptual disputes concerning what we might mean by culture, and how we should go about accounting for it. Its particular focus is a set of evolutionary approaches to the genesis of the human capacity for culture, to subsequent cultural change, and to the ways in which genetic and cultural change interact, or 'co-evolve'. The book as a whole argues that there is little realistic hope that the social sciences might become unified around an evolutionary synthesis. Instead the defence of evolutionary approaches to culture must be more modest in scope
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewens, Tim
Dewey number
303.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM626
LC item number
.L49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Social evolution
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • Évolution sociale
  • Culture
Label
Cultural evolution : conceptual challenges, Tim Lewens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Darwinism in dispute -- What is cultural evolutionary theory? -- The kinetic theory of culture -- 'Culture is information' -- Human nature in theory -- Human nature in practice -- The perils of cultural models -- Populations, people, and power -- Cultural adaptationism -- Eclectic evolution : the case of the emotions
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 205 pages
Isbn
9780199674183
Lccn
2015932992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of the Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907177996
  • (OCoLC)ocn907177996
Label
Cultural evolution : conceptual challenges, Tim Lewens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Darwinism in dispute -- What is cultural evolutionary theory? -- The kinetic theory of culture -- 'Culture is information' -- Human nature in theory -- Human nature in practice -- The perils of cultural models -- Populations, people, and power -- Cultural adaptationism -- Eclectic evolution : the case of the emotions
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 205 pages
Isbn
9780199674183
Lccn
2015932992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of the Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907177996
  • (OCoLC)ocn907177996

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