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Title:Darwinism and Human Affairs
Price:AUD$14.95 (about USD$11.60)
Item ID:P002-5727
Publisher:University of Washington Press, United States, 1979
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
University of Washington Press, 1979, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 317 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. The book and dust jacket have been protected by a removable plastic sleeve.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . With clarity and precision, he argues that evolution can be used as an explanatory principle to help understand a wide range of human social activity. This line of inquiry leads him to some far-reaching speculations about the reasons for cultural change and it directions. The book begins with a review of basic evolutionary theory, presenting evidence to support the proposition that human social organization arises out of characteristics evolved by the process of natural selection. This approach resolves the apparent contradiction between the concepts of humans as either hedonistic individuals or groups altruists, by showing that they are actually both, and by explaining how this can be true. To test this view of human evolution, the author examines various predictions about human behavior that follow logically from the principle of natural selection. Cultural patterns in marriage, inheritance, and social altruism are explored, and the concepts of justice, ethics, and morality are interpreted in new ways. The result is a better understanding of the relationship between the process of organic evolution and the structure, variations, and significance of human behavior. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; United States; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0295956410. ISBN/EAN: 9780295956411. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5727.
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