Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory Can Explain Human Culture and Synthesize the Social Sciences

@inproceedings{Mesoudi2011CulturalEH,
  title={Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory Can Explain Human Culture and Synthesize the Social Sciences},
  author={A. Mesoudi},
  year={2011}
}
Charles Darwin changed the course of scientific thinking by showing how evolution accounts for the stunning diversity and biological complexity of life on earth. Recently, there has also been increased interest in the social sciences in how Darwinian theory can explain human culture. Covering a wide range of topics, including fads, public policy, the spread of religion, and herd behavior in markets, Alex Mesoudi shows that human culture is itself an evolutionary process that exhibits the key… Expand
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