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Conjectures & confrontations : science, evolution, social concern, Robin Fox

Label
Conjectures & confrontations : science, evolution, social concern
Title
Conjectures & confrontations
Title remainder
science, evolution, social concern
Statement of responsibility
Robin Fox
Title variation
Conjectures and confrontations
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the third in the series of volumes of essays that Robin Fox began with Reproduction and Succession and continued with The Challenge of Anthropology. Fox who has been described as "the conscience of anthropology" continues to have the same aim: to expose readers in the social sciences and beyond to the consequences of "the biosocial orientation," and to assess the "state of the art" in anthropology in particular and the social sciences in general. As always he encompasses a wide range of topics: Why do bureaucracies fail? Are we really an innovative animal? Is nationalism a purely constructed phenomenon? What is the role of sexual competition in epic literature? In all these enquiries he tries to show in non-technical language how the evolutionary approach throws new light on old problems--and even raises new and more interesting problems. He pursues the issue of whether we have a naturally developed moral sense, and if so what it could possibly be (on the way attempting a definitive definition of the good); he looks at the status of the idea of self-interest in economic and biological science; he examines the current state of archaeology as a basis for a renewed scientific anthropology; and he tries to adjudicate the debate between the scientific and humanistic camps in the social sciences
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1934-
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Fox, Robin
Dewey number
301/.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Anthropology
  • Social sciences
  • Social evolution
Label
Conjectures & confrontations : science, evolution, social concern, Robin Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • chapter 4 Sexual Conflict in Epic Narrative
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter Interview: Political Correctness
  • Richard Heffner
  • chapter 5 Moral Sense and Utopian Sensibility
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter 6 Left Ideology and Right Archaeology
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter 7 Self-interest and Social Concern
  • Fox Robin
  • Chapter Interview: An Accidental Life I
  • chapter 8 Scientific Humanism and Humanistic Science
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter Interview: An Accidental Life II
  • Alex Walter
  • Alex Walter
  • chapter 1 Why Bureaucracy Fails
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter 2 Nationalism: Hymns Ancient and Modern
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter 3 How Innovative Are We?
  • Fox Robin
Control code
on1013889374
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351291941
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013889374
Label
Conjectures & confrontations : science, evolution, social concern, Robin Fox
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • chapter 4 Sexual Conflict in Epic Narrative
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter Interview: Political Correctness
  • Richard Heffner
  • chapter 5 Moral Sense and Utopian Sensibility
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter 6 Left Ideology and Right Archaeology
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter 7 Self-interest and Social Concern
  • Fox Robin
  • Chapter Interview: An Accidental Life I
  • chapter 8 Scientific Humanism and Humanistic Science
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter Interview: An Accidental Life II
  • Alex Walter
  • Alex Walter
  • chapter 1 Why Bureaucracy Fails
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter 2 Nationalism: Hymns Ancient and Modern
  • Fox Robin
  • chapter 3 How Innovative Are We?
  • Fox Robin
Control code
on1013889374
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351291941
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013889374

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