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Looking at history through mathematics

Author: Nicolas Rashevsky
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Rashevsky
OCLC Number: 1029434068
Description: xvi, 199 pages 21 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
An example of possible postdiction for prehistory --
Interaction of individuals in a society: the abstract approach --
Some possible generalizations --
Interaction of spatially isolated social groups --
Imitative behavior and the development of aggressiveness --
Slow and rapid changes in the behavior of society as possible mechanisms of history --
Other possible mechanisms of history --
Kinetics of transition from one equilibrium to another --
Beliefs and prejudices: their role in history and their possible mechanism --
A possible mechanism for decay of prejudices --
Another possible mechanism for decay of prejudices --
The role of the individual in history: determinism versus indeterminism --
Possible effects of geographical factors on the rates of cultural developments --
Some speculations on the formation of early villages --
Trade between cities as a possible vehicle of information --
Possible mechanism of the effect of specific shoreline on the rates of cultural development --
Other possible factors affecting the differences in the rates of cultural development --
History as the development of a social organism.
Responsibility: [by] N. Rashevsky.

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