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dc.contributor.advisorPitzer, Donald E.
dc.contributor.advisorWilhelmus, Thomas A.
dc.contributor.advisorGabennesch, Howard R.
dc.contributor.authorTang, Jayne Kroeger
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:44Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:44Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/353
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractThis capstone explores the idea that life, culture and morality have collective and innate origins. Evidence suggests that a tendency toward self-organization is imprinted in the genetic makeup of certain, if not all, life forms. In this view, culture and morality are partly products, of an innate tendency toward collective qualities found in human beings and certain other species. Using literature from evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology and evolutionary anthropology, and also drawing upon complexity theory, this capstone expl9res the evidence of the collective and innate origins of life, culture and morality in three chapters. The conclusions of this study will not come as revelations to those who are familiar with evolutionary biology or evolutionary psychology. However, evidence presented in this capstone does offer a new perspective regarding the collective and innate origins of life, culture and morality in relation to the traditional historical treatment of this subject.
dc.titleCollective and innate origins of life, culture and morality
html.description.abstractThis capstone explores the idea that life, culture and morality have collective and innate origins. Evidence suggests that a tendency toward self-organization is imprinted in the genetic makeup of certain, if not all, life forms. In this view, culture and morality are partly products, of an innate tendency toward collective qualities found in human beings and certain other species. Using literature from evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology and evolutionary anthropology, and also drawing upon complexity theory, this capstone expl9res the evidence of the collective and innate origins of life, culture and morality in three chapters. The conclusions of this study will not come as revelations to those who are familiar with evolutionary biology or evolutionary psychology. However, evidence presented in this capstone does offer a new perspective regarding the collective and innate origins of life, culture and morality in relation to the traditional historical treatment of this subject.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Arts in Liberal Studies
dc.typeThesis (M.A.L.S.)--University of Southern Indiana, 1999


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