Ecology of Social Evolution

Now the time is ripe to investigate similarities and differences in the course of social evolution in different animals. This book brings together renowned researchers working on sociality in different animals.

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Author: Judith Korb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642095070

Category: Science

Page: 266

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The time is ripe to investigate similarities and differences in the course of social evolution in different animals. This book brings together renowned researchers working on sociality in different animals to deal with the key questions of sociobiology. For the first time, they compile the evidence for the importance of ecological factors in the evolution of social life, ranging from invertebrate to vertebrate social systems, and evaluate its importance versus that of relatedness.

Social Evolution

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Author: Benjamin Kidd

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B291958

Category: Civilization

Page: 348

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Talcott Parsons on Institutions and Social Evolution

Offering a diverse set of contributions to current social contracting research, this volume illustrates how social contracts necessarily underlie and facilitate all forms of capitalist production and exchange.

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Author: Talcott Parsons

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226647498

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Offering a diverse set of contributions to current social contracting research, this volume illustrates how social contracts necessarily underlie and facilitate all forms of capitalist production and exchange. The editors bring together novel contributions from fields as diverse as economics, evolutionary game theory, contract law, business ethics, moral philosophy and anthropology to offer multifaceted but subtly intertwined perspectives on fundamental questions concerning human cooperation.

Principles of Social Evolution

Investigates and sets out the common principles of social evolution operating across all taxa and levels of biological organisation.

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Author: Andrew F.G. Bourke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199231157

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Investigates and sets out the common principles of social evolution operating across all taxa and levels of biological organisation.

Rethinking Social Evolution

Jérôme Rousseau makes cognitive complexity his starting point in an innovative study of how and why human societies evolve. The focus of Rousseau's enquiry is "middle-range" societies - a vast category between hunter-gatherers and states.

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Author: Jérôme Rousseau

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773560185

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A wide-ranging exploration of how language and increased cognitive abilities constitute the motor of social evolution.

The Social Evolution of Human Nature

This book sheds new light on the problem of how the human mind evolved.

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Author: Harry Smit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139868211

Category: Science

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This book sheds new light on the problem of how the human mind evolved. Harry Smit argues that current studies of this problem misguidedly try to solve it by using variants of the Cartesian conception of the mind, and shows that combining the Aristotelian conception with Darwin's theory provides us with far more interesting answers. He discusses the core problem of how we can understand language evolution in terms of inclusive fitness theory, and investigates how scientific and conceptual insights can be integrated into one explanatory framework, which he contrasts with the alternative Cartesian-derived framework. He then explores the differences between these explanatory frameworks with reference to co-operation and conflict at different levels of biological organization, the evolution of communicative behaviour, the human mind, language, and moral behaviour. His book will interest advanced students and scholars in a range of subjects including philosophy, biology and psychology.

Social Evolution in Ants

This text presents an overview of the current state of scientific knowledge about social evolution in ants and shows how studies on ants have contributed to an understanding of many fundamental topics in behavioural ecology and evolutionary ...

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Author: Andrew F.G. Bourke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691044260

Category: Science

Page: 529

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Biologists have long been intrigued and confounded by the complex issues in the evolution and ecology of the social behaviour of insects. The self-sacrifice of sterile workers in ant colonies has been particularly difficult for evolutionary biologists to explain. This text presents an overview of the current state of scientific knowledge about social evolution in ants and shows how studies on ants have contributed to an understanding of many fundamental topics in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology.

Indonesian Social Evolution

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Author: Justus Maria Van der Kroef

Publisher: Amsterdam : C.P.J. van der Peet

ISBN: UOM:39015002405564

Category: Indonesia

Page: 189

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The Ephemeral Civilization

The Ephemeral Civilization is an astonishing intellectual feat in which Graeme Snooks develops an original and ground-breaking analysis of changing sociopolitical forms over the past 3,000 years.

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Author: Graeme Snooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134700042

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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The Ephemeral Civilization is an astonishing intellectual feat in which Graeme Snooks develops an original and ground-breaking analysis of changing sociopolitical forms over the past 3,000 years. Snooks challenges the prevailing theories of social evolutionism with an innovative approach which also looks ahead to the twenty-first century. The Ephemeral Civilization builds on the model of dynamic strategy outlined in the author's highly acclaimed companion volume, The Dynamic Society. The Ephemeral Society is divided into three parts - theory, history and future.

Tragedy and Social Evolution

Eva Figes. - - _ _ _ . . . - _ - - _ - _ - _ - - . . . . . . . . . - . $ 12 . 95 In Tragedy and
Social Evolution critic.

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Author: Eva Figes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0892551488

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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Discusses the role Greek, Elizabethan, and later tragedy played in society, as well as society's effect on the drama, with regard to tribal belief, kingship, the dead, women, and social order

The Genetics Of Social Evolution

The contributor’s primary goal in organizing this book was to initiate a synthesis of thought on how genetics structures the behavior of individual animals that live within complex social systems.

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Author: Michael D Breed

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000301793

Category: Science

Page: 212

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The contributor’s primary goal in organizing this book was to initiate a synthesis of thought on how genetics structures the behavior of individual animals that live within complex social systems. To do this they have brought together leading theorists and empiricists who apply genetics to the study of eusocial insect evolution.

Alternatives of Social Evolution

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Universiteta Ser. 12, No ... Saint Petersbourg: Russian archaeological society
ALTERNATIVE OF SOCIAL EVOLUTION Ed. by N.N.Kradin, A.V.Korotayev, D M
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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556029596590

Category: Social evolution

Page: 310

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The Principles of Social Evolution

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 ...

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Author: Christopher Robert Hallpike

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015011597971

Category: Samhällsutveckling

Page: 412

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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.

Analysis of the Economic and Social Evolution of Latin America Since the Inception of the Alliance for Progress

The central purpose of this report , and especially of this first chapter , is precisely
to put the effort begun in 1961 into an appropriate historical perspective , to stress
the main features of Latin American economic and social evolution since that ...

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Author: Organization of American States. General Secretariat

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173024233799

Category: Latin America

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The Laws of Social Evolution

INTRODUCTION BENJAMIN KIDD'S “ SOCIAL EVOLUTION ” errors . This work is
remarkable both for the importance of its truths and the magnitude of its It aims to
set forth the fundamental principle of social progress . It does not deal with the ...

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Author: Franklin Monroe Sprague

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1NI3

Category: Social evolution

Page: 166

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The Philosophy of Social Evolution

At this high level of abstraction, social evolution in microbes is indeed relevantly similar to cultural evolution in humans.

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Author: Jonathan Birch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198733058

Category: Social evolution

Page: 268

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From mitochondria to meerkats, the natural world is full of spectacular examples of social behaviour. In the early 1960s W. D. Hamilton changed the way we think about how such behaviour evolves. He introduced three key innovations - now known as 'Hamilton's rule,' 'kin selection,' and 'inclusive fitness' - and his pioneering work kick-started a research programme now known as social evolution theory. His work has been enormously influential, but remains the subject of fierce controversy. This is a book about the philosophical foundations and future prospects of social evolution theory. In Part I, 'Foundations', Jonathan Birch provides a careful exposition and defence of Hamilton's ideas, with a few modifications along the way. In Part II, 'Extensions', Birch shows how these ideas can be applied to phenomena including cooperation in microorganisms, cooperation among the cells of a multicellular organism, and culturally evolved cooperation in the earliest human societies. Birch argues that real progress can be made in understanding microbial evolution, evolutionary transitions, and human evolution by viewing them through the lens of social evolution theory, provided the theory is interpreted with care and adapted where necessary. This book, the first book-length philosophical study of Hamilton's ideas, places social evolution theory on a firm philosophical footing and sets out exciting new directions for further work. It is essential reading for philosophers of science, evolutionary biologists, and evolutionary social scientists. -- from dust jacket.

Tribal Fusion and Social Evolution

The growing agricultural stability stratified and juxtaposed the lineage society that was egalitarian in pre-agricultural nomad stage.

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Author: Sushant Kumar

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781606930359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 92

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The present book comprises of five essays on Vedic history. An attempt has been done to analyze the demographic situation accordingly the Aryan migration model. This contains studies on tribal structures, culture, demographic settlements, collapse of the Indus political-economic system followed by the formative phase of the Rigvedic period and the subsequent demographic expansion in Ganga valley. Transition to settlements has been discussed with reference to the archaeological sources discovered hitherto including Ochre Color Pottery (O.C.P.), Black-and-red Ware (B.R.W.), Painted Grey Ware (P.G.W.) and Northern Black Polished Ware (N.B.P.W.). Continuity of the Rigvedic tribes in the P.G.W. period has been discussed including some historical aspects of the Mahabharata. Fusions of the Rigvedic tribes to form bigger tribal identities and effects of territorial settlements on the lineage identity have been discussed.

The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day reflects a conviction that the human trajectory, for all its uniqueness and indeterminism, will never be satisfactorily understood until it is framed in dynamics that are common to all of nature.

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Author: Richard Newbold Adams

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292720619

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Can human social evolution be described in terms common to other sciences, most specifically, as an energy process? The Eighth Day reflects a conviction that the human trajectory, for all its uniqueness and indeterminism, will never be satisfactorily understood until it is framed in dynamics that are common to all of nature. The problem in doing this, however, lies in ourselves. The major social theories have failed to treat human social evolution as a component of broader natural processes. The Eighth Day argues that the energy process provides a basis for explaining, comparing, and measuring complex social evolution. Using traditional ecological energy flow studies as background, society is conceived as a self-organization of energy. This perspective enables Adams to analyze society in term of the natural selection of self-organizing energy forms and the trigger processes basic to it. Domestication, civilization, socioeconomic development, and the regulation of contemporary industrial nation-states serve to illustrate the approach. A principal aim is to explore the limitation that energy process imposes on human social evolution as well as to clarify the alternatives that it allows. Richly informed by contemporary anthropological historicism, sociobiology, and Marxism, The Eighth Day avoids simple reductionism and denies facile ideological categorization. Adams builds on work in nonequilibrium thermodynamics and theoretical biology and brings three decades of his own work to an analysis of human society that demands an extreme materialism in which human thought and action find a central place.