Historico-genetic Theory of Culture

On the Processual Logic of Cultural Change

Günter Dux

Transcript-Verlag

Historico-genetic Theory of Culture

Pub Date: June 2011

ISBN: 9783837615135

414 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $55.00

Historico-genetic Theory of Culture

On the Processual Logic of Cultural Change

Günter Dux

Transcript-Verlag

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).

About the Author

Günter Dux teaches sociology and social philosophy at the University of Freiburg (Germany).