The Evolution of Culture

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Human society has all the necessary characteristics for it to be regarded as a component system. Its basic components belong to three classes: living organisms, artifacts, and ideas. From these various higher structures: cultural complexes can be built. The creation of components involves the action and contribution of other components. The concept of creative space was developed in which an abstract representation of each component involved in the production of other components is given. By analyzing creative space it can be shown that the underlying principle of organization is the formation of a network of the various components with special functions resulting in replication of the same components and the whole social-system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-223
Number of pages9
JournalWorld Futures
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1992



  • component systems
  • culture
  • evolution
  • human evolution
  • replication
  • society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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