The Origin and Prevention of Major Wars

Author: Robert I. Rotberg,Theodore K. Rabb,Robert Gilpin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379557

Category: History

Page: 352

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Since the development of the modern state system in Europe four centuries ago, there have been ten general wars involving a majority of the major powers and a high level of casualties. Another major war is difficult to conceive of, since it would presumably be the last such conflict, and yet it is not an impossibility. In this volume a distinguished group of political scientists and historians examine the origins of major wars and discuss the problems in preventing a nuclear war.

The Origin of Capitalism

A Longer View

Author: Ellen Meiksins Wood

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843925

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

View: 8558

Contains extensive new material, especially on imperialism, anti Eurocentric history, capitalism and the nation-state, and the differences betwee ncapitalism and non-capitalist commerce. Traces the links between the origin of capitalism and globalization, ecological degradation and the current agricultural crisis.


Author: Cid Corman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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New Essays on the Origin of Language

Author: Jürgen Trabant,Sean Ward

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110849089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 7180

The contributions to this volume reflect the state of the art in the renewed discussion on the origin of language. Some of the most important specialists in the field - life scientists and linguists - primarily examine two aspects of the question: the origin of the language faculty and the evolution of the first language. At stake is the relation between nature and culture and between universality and historical particularity as well as cognition, communication, and the very essence of language.

Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species

Author: Keith Francis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317484

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1926

Looks at the life of Charles Darwin, covers the background of the book "On the Origin of Species," presents Darwin's theories and concepts of evolution, and discusses the impact of the book.

Charles Darwin's the Origin of Species

New Interdisciplinary Essays

Author: David Amigoni,Jeff Wallace

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719040252

Category: Science

Page: 211

View: 1741

This volume marks a new approach to a seminal work of the new modern scientific imagination. Darwin's central theory of natural selection neither originated nor could be contained within the natural sciences, but continues to shape and challenge our most basic assumptions about human social and political life. Seven readings, crossing the fields of history, literature, sociology, anthropology and the history of science, demonstate the complex position of the text within the cultural debates past and present.

Origin Of Language

Author: Roy Harris

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855064386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 9270

Public debate about language in the English-speaking world during the nineteenth century turned on the issue of how language began. The notion that language was a divine gift to humanity, not shared by lower creatures, was supported by the Biblical accounts of Adam naming the animals and of the Tower of Babel. It was still accepted by leading religious authorities. But this notion was seriously brought into question by the publication of Darwin's theory of evolution. Those who rejected Darwinism ridiculed all attempts to conjure up language out of primitive calls, grunts, and ejaculations. No animals, it was pointed out, had yet achieved communication remotely resembling the use of words. On the other side were those who held that it was possible to account for the birth of language rationally as a function of the development of human communicational needs in society.

The Origin of Language

A Formal Theory of Representation

Author: Eric Lawrence Gans

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042025

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113371

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 1489

Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published. This unabridged edition also includes a rich selection of primary source material: substantial selections from Darwin’s other works (Autobiography, notebooks, letters, Voyage of the Beagle, and The Descent of Man) and selections from Darwin’s sources and contemporaries (excerpts from Genesis, Paley, Lamarck, Spencer, Lyell, Malthus, Huxley, and Wallace).

Origin and Evolution of the Universe

Evidence for Design?

Author: Royal Society of Canada,Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773506183

Category: Mathematics

Page: 297

View: 9053

Does the universe have the character it has because of design? In this collection of essays first presented at a symposium sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Royal Society of Canada, seventeen scientists and philosophers re-examine the "Argument by Design" in light of current scientific theories. Scientists in such diverse fields as cosmology, physics, geology, biology, and psychology provide syntheses of the state of their respective disciplines with regard to questions such as the origin or evolution of the universe and of life, the interaction of life and terrestrial environment, and verbal communication in prehumans. Contributions by philosophers cover such areas as arguments for a designer and the question of whether nature's laws and initial conditions could be viewed as "fine tuned" for the production of life. Many of the chapters demonstrate the awe-inspiring success of modern science in explaining the universe in terms of fairly straightforward natural laws, countering those versions of the design argument which try to find evidence of God's activities in the supposed failures of scientific laws to cover various phenomena.