By Felipe Fernández-Armesto

ISBN-10: 0198744420

ISBN-13: 9780198744429

ISBN-10: 0198806809

ISBN-13: 9780198806806

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

In A Foot within the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto sifts in the course of the facts and gives a few radical solutions to those very gigantic questions about the human species and its background — and speculates on what those solutions could suggest for our destiny. Combining insights from an important diversity of disciplines, together with heritage, biology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, ethology, zoology, primatology, psychology, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, and
even enterprise reports, he argues that tradition is exempt from evolution. finally, no environmental stipulations, no genetic legacy, no predictable styles, no clinical legislation ascertain our behaviour. we will be able to as a result make and remake our global within the freedom of unconstrained imaginations.

A progressive ebook which demanding situations scientistic assumptions approximately tradition and the way and why cultural swap occurs, A Foot within the River involves conclusions which readers may perhaps locate through turns either daunting and likewise almost certainly highly liberating.

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