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Author Tang, Shiping, 1967- author.

Title On social evolution : phenomenon and paradigm / Shiping Tang
Edition First Edition
Published New York : Routledge, 2020
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Summary "Tang provides a coherent and systematic exploration (statement/exposition better?) of social evolution as a phenomenon and as a paradigm. He critically builds on existing discussions on social evolution, while drawing from a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, the philosophy of social sciences, and evolutionary biology. Clarifying the relationship between biological evolution and social evolution, Tang lays bare the ontological and epistemological principles of the Social Evolutionary Paradigm. He also presents operational principles and tools for deploying this paradigm to understand empirical puzzles about human society. This is a vital resource for students, practitioners and philosophers of all social sciences"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Shiping Tang is Fudan Distinguished Professor and Dr. Seaker Chan Chair Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, China. He also holds a "Chang-Jiang/Cheung Kong Scholar" Distinguished Professorship from the Chinese Ministry of Education. His earlier book, The Social Evolution of International Politics (2013), received the International Studies Association's "Annual Best Book Award" in 2015
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Subject Social evolution.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Social evolution.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019050762
ISBN 1000039870