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By Radek Kundt

ISBN-10: 1350037079

ISBN-13: 9781350037076

ISBN-10: 1474232248

ISBN-13: 9781474232241

Radek Kundt compares the inspiration of evolution in cultural evolutionary theories with neo-Darwinian evolutionary conception to figure out the worth of the organic inspiration for learning tradition.

Contemporary Evolutionary Theories of tradition and the examine of Religion surveys the historic historical past of cultural evolution as utilized in the examine of faith, pinpointing significant objections to classical nineteenth-century theories. Radek Kundt argues that modern theories of cultural evolution don't repeat an identical error yet that once they're evaluated when it comes to becoming the middle requisites of neo-Darwinian common choice, it's transparent that they're now not valid extensions of neo-Darwinian concept. quite, they're negative metaphors and deceptive analogies which upload little to standard cause-and-effect historiographical work.

This booklet additionally introduces an alternate evolutionary method of the learn of tradition which doesn't declare that the foundations of neo-Darwinian evolution can be appropriate open air the organic area. Radek Kundt exhibits that this substitute evolutionary process however presents a deeply enriching line of enquiry that comes with either organic evolutionary heritage as shaping cultural swap and tradition as a strength performing on the gene.

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