Historico-genetic Theory of Culture

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Mai 2011



The book focuses on the modern understanding of human life-forms as constructs that followed an evolutionary history. The author thus finds science confronted with two questions: firstly, how the transgression of the virtual threshold between natural and cultural history was possible, secondly, how the socio-cultural constructs were able to develop in the course of history the way they did. The discussion concentrates on the problem of determining a processual logic in the development of societal structures as well as in the development of cognition. The focus of attention is the historico-genetic reconstruction of cognition.The book was originally published in German as »Historisch-genetische Theorie der Kultur« (Weilerswist 2000: Velbrück).


Günter Dux teaches Sociology and Social Philosophy at the University of Freiburg (Germany).


Reviewed in: EthnoScripts, 1 (2012), Julia Dombrowski
EAN: 9783837615135
ISBN: 3837615138
Untertitel: On the Processual Logic of Cultural Change. 'Sozialtheorie'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Transcript Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2011
Seitenanzahl: 414 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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