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The Idea of Sociology of Law and its Relation to Law and to Sociology

John Griffiths

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter states that it is ‘social control’, and not ‘law’ that is the proper subject of sociology of law. It starts by presenting a seemingly simple question: ‘What is sociology of law?’ The ... More


Biology and Culture

Mark Flinn and Richard D. Alexander

in Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces a 1979 paper by Richard D. Alexander, in which he proposes how culture, long a bastion defended against biology, evolves in the contexts of the human psyche, human conflicts ... More


Individuals and culture

Robert A. Hinde

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

To be able to understand human social behaviour and human diversity, this chapter focuses on the relations between one's biological heritage and the complexities of cultural beliefs in more complex ... More


Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Kyle Summers and Bernard Crespi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Richard D. Alexander is an accomplished entomologist who turned his attention to solving some of the most perplexing problems associated with the evolution of human social systems. Using impeccable ... More


Introduction

Kyle Summers and Bernard J. Crespi

in Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book brings together some of the important work of Richard D. Alexander in the field of human social evolution. Alexander's ideas and hypotheses have inspired scholars in the fields of biology, ... More


Hume’s Jurisprudence: Common Law Conventionalism

Gerald J. Postema

in Bentham and the Common Law Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198793052
eISBN:
9780191834806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793052.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter continues the discussion of Hume's theory of justice. Justice addresses the problems arising from the inevitable interdependence of human social behaviour. The sole virtue of justice ... More


Age structure

Odo Diekmann, Hans Heesterbeek, and Tom Britton

in Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155395
eISBN:
9781400845620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155395.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter elaborates on the special case of age structure. Especially in the context of infectious diseases among humans, “age” is often used to characterize individuals. Partly this reflects our ... More


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