Historico-genetic Theory of Culture
On the Processual Logic of Cultural Change
The book focuses on the modern understanding of human life-forms as constructs that followed an evolutionary history. The author thus finds science confronted with two questions: firstly, how the transgression of the virtual threshold between natural and cultural history was possible, secondly, how the socio-cultural constructs were able to develop in the course of history the way they did. The discussion concentrates on the problem of determining a processual logic in the development of societal structures as well as in the development of cognition. The focus of attention is the historico-genetic reconstruction of cognition.
The book was originally published in German as »Historisch-genetische Theorie der Kultur« (Weilerswist 2000: Velbrück).
FrontmatterSeiten 1 - 4
ContentSeiten 5 - 12
I. On the Tracks of ModernitySeiten 13 - 88
II. The Schism of the two Logics: Maintaining the Absolutist LogicSeiten 89 - 152
III. The Revolution in Cognitive Theory: Ontogenesis and HistorySeiten 153 - 254
IV. Regaining HistorySeiten 255 - 374
LiteratureSeiten 375 - 396
Index of NamesSeiten 397 - 402
Index of SubjectsSeiten 403 - 414
18 April 2011, 414 pages
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