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180156 VO evolutionary Anthropology (2014S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Die Vorlesung ist zwar die Fortsetzung der Veranstaltung vom Wintersemester 2013, kann aber auch unabhängig von dieser besucht werden.

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 19.03. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 26.03. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 02.04. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 09.04. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 30.04. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 07.05. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 14.05. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 21.05. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 28.05. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 04.06. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 11.06. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 18.06. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 25.06. 19:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Supported by a bulk of empirical data, evolutionary anthropology is the discussion of all aspects of human life from the point of view of evolutionary theory. Evolutionary anthropology offers essential elements on the way to a secular, naturalistic view of humans and is of eminent philosophical importance. The lecture deals mainly with the following topics:
Fundamentals of evolutionary thinking / The "special path" of human Evolution / Ethology and sociobiology / Social Evolution: From small (kin) groups to mass societies / Social Evolution: Genes, sex, and morality / Social Evolution: Aggression and violence, roots of wars / Festivals, celebrations, rituals / The evolution of human nutrition / Still hunter and gatherer / Evolutionary medicine / Evolution and education: Between freedom and tyranny / The costs of civilization / Dead end of civilization? / Evolution and the (possible) future of humankind

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of humans, their behavior and their social systems in evolutionary perspective

Examination topics

Lecture, possibility of discussion

Reading list

F. M. Wuketits: Was ist Soziobiologie? Beck-Verlag, München 2002.
F. M. Wuketits: Wie der Mensch wurde, was er isst. Die Evolution menschlicher Ernährung.
Hirzel-Verlag, Stuttgart 2011.
F. M. Wuketits: Zivilisation in der Sackgasse. Plädoyer für eine artgerechte Menschenhaltung.
Mankau-Verlag, Murnau 2012.
Weitere Literaturangaben in der Vorlesung.

Association in the course directory

BA M 14, BA M 10

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