Felipe Fernández-Armesto's A Foot in the River: Why Our Lives Change — and the Limits PDF

By Felipe Fernández-Armesto

ISBN-10: 0198744420

ISBN-13: 9780198744429

ISBN-10: 0198806809

ISBN-13: 9780198806806

we're a unusual species. Like different species, now we have a tradition. yet by way of comparability with different species, we're unusually volatile: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering pace. they range, considerably and quickly, every now and then and position to put. and how we are living — our manners, morals, behavior, studies, relationships, know-how, values — appears altering at an ever accelerating speed. the consequences will be dislocating, baffling,
sometimes terrifying. Why is this?

In A Foot within the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto sifts during the facts and gives a few radical solutions to those very significant questions on the human species and its heritage — and speculates on what those solutions may well suggest for our destiny. Combining insights from a big variety of disciplines, together with background, biology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, ethology, zoology, primatology, psychology, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, and
even company experiences, he argues that tradition is exempt from evolution. eventually, no environmental stipulations, no genetic legacy, no predictable styles, no medical legislation verify our behaviour. we will be able to hence make and remake our international within the freedom of unconstrained imaginations.

A innovative e-book which demanding situations scientistic assumptions approximately tradition and the way and why cultural switch occurs, A Foot within the River involves conclusions which readers may perhaps locate by means of turns either daunting and in addition possibly highly liberating.

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