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The parable of the tribes : the problem of power in social evolution

Author: Andrew Bard Schmookler
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1995.
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Schmookler, Andrew Bard.
Parable of the tribes.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)655103339
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bard Schmookler
ISBN: 0791424197 9780791424193 0791424200 9780791424209
OCLC Number: 30593953
Description: xi, 413 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 2. The Evolution Toward Larger Societies. 3. The Evolution Toward More Complex Societies. 4. The Evolution Toward More Effective Central Control. 5. Reflections on the Disadvantages of Centralization. 6. The Adrenalin Society. 7. The Common Denominator --
Epilogue to Book I. Power and Choice in Our Times --
Bk. II. The Natural and the Unnatural --
Introduction: The Natural and the Unnatural --
Prologue. A Zoo Story. 4. Human Nature and the Evaluation of Civilization. 1. Out of the Cold: Beyond Value Neutrality. 2. A Theory of Natural Values. 3. The Question of Human Nature. 4. Eden: The Natural Environment. 5. The Fatal Mismatch. 6. The Original Sinner: Evaluating Human Nature. 5. Power and the Psychological Evolution of Civilized Man. 1. The Re-creation of Man. 2. Fighting Mad. 3. Hierarchy and the Lust for Power. 4. Under the Yoke: Harnessing Human Energies. 5. The War Within: Moral Internalization and the Social Order. 6. Unreasonable reason. 7. Conclusion: Possibilities. 6. Systems of Nature and of Civilization. 1. Synergy and Viability: Dimensions of Wholeness. 2. Nature and Civilization Contrasted. 3. The Turning Point: Biological Evolution versus Social Evolution. 4. Artificial Wholeness: Justice as the Antidote for Power. 7. The Parable of the Tribes and the Loss of Wholeness. 1. Man's Dominion: Power and the Degradation of the Ecosystem. 2. The State of Unnature: The Problems of the Intersocietal System. 3. Men Are Not Ants: The Problem of Power in the Body Politic. 4. The Market as a Power System: A Critique of the Capitalist Economy. 5. A House Divided Revisited. 6. The Death of the Unnatural --
8. Conclusion: Therefore Choose Life --
Afterword to the Second Edition. The Challenge of World Order.
Responsibility: Andrew Bard Schmookler.

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