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Selection and cultural change

Henry Plotkin

in Evolutionary Worlds without End

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199544950
eISBN:
9780191594366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.003.005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Is it possible that cultural change could be accounted for by selection processes? This question is first considered in the light of cultures in non-humans such as songbirds and other species of ape; ... More


Human Culture(s) as Moral Order(s)

Christian Smith

in Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162028
eISBN:
9780199849673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162028.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The ideas of culture and action are central in sociology and social theory. This chapter argues that the most adequate approach to theorizing human culture must be a normative one that conceives of ... More


Introduction

L. Jonathan Cohen

in The Probable and The Provable

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244127
eISBN:
9780191680748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244127.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This book tries to show that, if forensic proof in Anglo-American courts is analysed in terms of the mathematical calculus of chance, the anomalies and paradoxes which are generated are too numerous ... More


Unconsilience: Rethinking the Two-Cultures Conundrum in Anthropology

Bradd Shore

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Culture theory has been hampered by tensions between evolutionary psychology and cultural psychology. Evolutionary psychologists tend to see culture through the lens of Darwinian theory, and are ... More


‘In the Small Places’: Education and Human Rights Culture in Conflict-Affected Societies

Lesley McEvoy and Laura Lundy

in Judges, Transition, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199204939
eISBN:
9780191695599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204939.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks at education and human rights culture in conflict-affected societies, using Northern Ireland as a case study. It explores the relationship between the separate yet interrelated ... More


Necessary Knowledge

Henry Plotkin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198568285
eISBN:
9780191584961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568285.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This book takes on one of the big questions at the heart of the cognitive sciences — what knowledge do we possess at birth, and what do we learn along the way? It is now widely accepted that ... More


The Origins of Music

Carl Stumpf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695737
eISBN:
9780191742286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695737.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book was first published in German in 1911. The text sets out a path-breaking hypothesis on the earliest musical sounds in human culture. Alongside research in such diverse fields as classical ... More


Law and Development, Culture and Development

Lan Cao

in Culture in Law and Development: Nurturing Positive Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199915231
eISBN:
9780199362936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915231.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on international law’s relationship with culture and law and development. It gives reasons why law and development avoids critical appraisal of cultural norms. and makes the case ... More


On the recent origin of symbolically-mediated language and its implications for psychological science

Andrew Lock

in The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632593
eISBN:
9780191670497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632593.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The earliest dates for anatomically-modern human fossil remains are around 100,000 years ago. It would seem that early modern humans had an essentially modern intelligence, and on that basis also had ... More


Is India a Postmodern Culture?

Ashis Nandy

in Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678987
eISBN:
9780199081356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678987.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Beginning with a discussion of Ashis Nandy's views about postmodernism in India, this section also presents his views about the colonized response to colonization; the issues of multiculturalism and ... More


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