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by Michael J. O'Brien,Stephen J. Shennan,Gerd B. Müller,Katrin Schäfer,Thomas Pradeu,Andrè Ariew,Kevin N. Laland,Simon M. Reader,Jeffrey H. Schwartz,Daniel O. Larson,Werner Callebaut,Joseph Henrich,R. Alexander Bentley,Adam Powell,Mark G. Thomas,Craig T. Palmer,Alex Mesoudi,Anne Kandler,James Steele,Valentine Roux,Michael Brian Schiffer,Todd L. VanPool,Chet Savage


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Contributors: André Ariew, R. Alexander Bentley, Werner Callebaut, Joseph Henrich, Anne Kandler, Kevin N. Laland, Daniel O. Larson, Alex Mesoudi, Michael J. O’Brien, Craig T. Palmer, Adam Powell, Simon M. Reader, Valentine Roux, Chet Savage, Michael Brian Schiffer.

Contributors: André Ariew, R. Reader, Valentine Roux, Chet Savage, Michael Brian Schiffer, Jeffrey H. Schwartz, Stephen J. Shennan, James Steele, Mark G. Thomas, Todd L. VanPool. Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology. Скачать (pdf, . 7 Mb) Читать. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology) [Michael J. O'Brien, Stephen J. Shennan, Andrè Ariew, Kevin N. Laland, Simon M. Reader, Jeffrey H. Schwartz, Daniel O. Larson, Werner Callebaut.

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Innovation in Cultural Systems Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology. 2 Innovation and Invention from a Logical Point of View André Ariew. 3 Comparative Perspectives on Human Innovation Kevin N. Laland and Simon M. Reader.

Innovation in Cultural Systems Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology. The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts London, England. 4 Organismal Innovation Jeffrey H. Schwartz. 5 Innovation, Replicative Behavior, and Evolvability: Contributions from Neuroscience and Human Decision-Making Theory Daniel O. Larson.

Contributors Andre Ariew, R. Alexander Bentley, Werner Callebaut . Kevin N. Laland is Professor of Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology at the University of St. Andrews

Contributors Andre Ariew, R. O'Brien, Craig T. O'Brien and Shennan's book on innovation is an important contribution to a central but difficult topic. Andrews. Jeffrey H. Schwartz is Professor of Physical Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Innovation in Cultural Systems : Contributions from Evolutionary .

Innovation in Cultural Systems : Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology. Contributors Andre Ariew, R. VanPool show more. Format Hardback 296 pages.

Archaeologists and anthropologists reconsidered the role of innovation in particular, and have moved toward characterizing innovation in cultural systems not only as a product but also as an evolutionary process.

288 pages, 45 illustrations. Publisher: MIT Press. Archaeologists and anthropologists reconsidered the role of innovation in particular, and have moved toward characterizing innovation in cultural systems not only as a product but also as an evolutionary process. This distinction was familiar to biology but new to the social sciences; cultural evolutionists from the nineteenth to the twentieth century had tended to see innovation as a preprogrammed change that occurred when a cultural group "needed" to overcome environmental problems.

Cambridge (Massachusetts): MIT Press. Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. xi + 284 . il. index.

Organized by Kevin Laland and Mike O´Brien. Innovation in Cultural Systems - Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology. Evolutionary Naturalism - Bioepistemology and the Challenge of Development and Sociality. Organized by Werner Callebaut and Karola Stotz. Strategic Interaction in Humans and Other Animals. Organized by Simon Huttegger and Brain Skyrms. The Meaning of "Theory" in Biology. Organized by Massimo Pigliucci, Kim Sterelny, and Werner Callebaut. Organized by Michael J. O´Brien and Stephen J. Shennan. The Major Transitions Revisited.

Leading scholars offer a range of perspectives on the roles played by innovation in the evolution of human culture.

In recent years an interest in applying the principles of evolution to the study of culture emerged in the social sciences. Archaeologists and anthropologists reconsidered the role of innovation in particular, and have moved toward characterizing innovation in cultural systems not only as a product but also as an evolutionary process. This distinction was familiar to biology but new to the social sciences; cultural evolutionists from the nineteenth to the twentieth century had tended to see innovation as a preprogrammed change that occurred when a cultural group “needed” to overcome environmental problems. In this volume, leading researchers from a variety of disciplines―including anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and psychology―offer their perspectives on cultural innovation. The book provides not only a range of views but also an integrated account, with the chapters offering an orderly progression of thought. The contributors consider innovation in biological terms, discussing epistemology, animal studies, systematics and phylogeny, phenotypic plasticity and evolvability, and evo-devo; they discuss modern insights into innovation, including simulation, the random-copying model, diffusion, and demographic analysis; and they offer case studies of innovation from archaeological and ethnographic records, examining developmental, behavioral, and social patterns.

ContributorsAndré Ariew, R. Alexander Bentley, Werner Callebaut, Joseph Henrich, Anne Kandler, Kevin N. Laland, Daniel O. Larson, Alex Mesoudi, Michael J. O'Brien, Craig T. Palmer, Adam Powell, Simon M. Reader, Valentine Roux, Chet Savage, Michael Brian Schiffer, Jeffrey H. Schwartz, Stephen J. Shennan, James Steele, Mark G. Thomas, Todd L. VanPool


Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology) download epub
Anthropology
Author: Michael J. O'Brien,Stephen J. Shennan,Gerd B. Müller,Katrin Schäfer,Thomas Pradeu,Andrè Ariew,Kevin N. Laland,Simon M. Reader,Jeffrey H. Schwartz,Daniel O. Larson,Werner Callebaut,Joseph Henrich,R. Alexander Bentley,Adam Powell,Mark G. Thomas,Craig T. Palmer,Alex Mesoudi,Anne Kandler,James Steele,Valentine Roux,Michael Brian Schiffer,Todd L. VanPool,Chet Savage
ISBN: 0262013339
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Anthropology
Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press; First Edition edition (October 23, 2009)
Pages: 296 pages