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Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

Anthony O'Hear

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250043
eISBN:
9780191598111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The theory of evolution may be successful in explaining natural history, but it is of limited value when applied to the human world. Because of our reflectiveness and rationality, as embodied in ... More


Introduction

Peter Jordan

in Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276925
eISBN:
9780520958333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276925.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter outlines the general aims of the book, contextualizes its general approach within older streams of research, and identifies the key debates and questions it will address. It ... More


Modeling the Cultural and Biological Inheritance of Social and Political Behavior in Twins and Nuclear Families

Lindon J. Eaves, Peter K. Hatemi, Andrew C. Heath, and Nicholas G. Martin

in Man Is by Nature a Political Animal: Evolution, Biology, and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319094
eISBN:
9780226319117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319117.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides a theoretical and empirical framework for evaluating the roles of biological and cultural inheritance in the transmission of human social and political behavior. It introduces ... More


Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Robert A. Paul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Starting from the observed fact that humans construct themselves using information carried in two separate channels, one cultural and consisting largely of symbols, the other genetic and consisting ... More


Head and Limbs

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0035
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the expansion of the Roman Empire that produced a totally different outcome. Rome annexed lands that previously lay outside of its own cultural inheritance. Ethnic and ... More


Conclusions

Peter Jordan

in Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276925
eISBN:
9780520958333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276925.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This final chapter undertakes crosscultural integration of the insights derived from each the three case studies, paving the way for a critical reflection on the main themes of propagation, ... More


Human Nature, Natural Pedagogy, and Evolutionary Causal Essentialism

Cecilia Heyes

in Why We Disagree About Human Nature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198823650
eISBN:
9780191862267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823650.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The theory of natural pedagogy suggests that human infants genetically inherit a package of psychological adaptations that make them receptive to teaching. This chapter evaluates the theory of ... More


Challenges in Strategy-Making

Alasdair Roberts

in Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501714405
eISBN:
9781501745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714405.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes how state leaders encounter five difficulties while crafting strategies for governing. The first is conflict between the goals identified in Chapter 5. A familiar conflict of ... More


Melancholy in the Midst of Abundance: How America Invented the Humanities

Geoffrey Galt Harpham

in The Humanities and the Dream of America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226316970
eISBN:
9780226317014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317014.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

An active interest in the humanities was the culmination of and reward for successful nation-building. The goal toward which the entire nation strove, therefore, was a state of tranquility in which ... More


Collecting Mexico: Museums, Monuments, and the Creation of National Identity

Shelley E. Garrigan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670925
eISBN:
9781452947143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670925.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book centers on the ways in which aesthetics and commercialism intersected in officially sanctioned public collections and displays in late nineteenth-century Mexico. The book approaches ... More


Learning the Ropes

William P. Leeman

in The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833834
eISBN:
9781469604039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895825_leeman.7
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter argues that there remained a strong British cultural inheritance within American society despite the fact that the United States had won its political independence from Great Britain. ... More


Evolution, Groups, and Scaffolded Minds

Linnda R. Caporael

in Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019552
eISBN:
9780262314787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Humans are a fundamentally social species, unable to reproduce and survive to reproductive age without a group. Groups are a deeply entrenched and significant interface between individuals and ... More


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