Search for dissertations about: "Cultural Evolution"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 39 swedish dissertations containing the words Cultural Evolution.

  1. 1. What Will We Learn? : A Mathematical Treatise of Cultural Evolution

    Author : Pontus Strimling; Kimmo Eriksson; Robert Boyd; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Cultural Evolution; Mathematical modeling; Applied mathematics; Tillämpad matematik; Matematik tillämpad matematik;

    Abstract : In this thesis we apply mathematics and formal modeling to study culture from an evolutionary standpoint. Cultural evolution theory is based on the belief that we can increase our understanding of human behavior by studying how culture is created and spread. READ MORE

  2. 2. Modeling Specialization and Division of Labor in Cultural Evolution

    Author : Micael Ehn; Eriksson Kimmo; Thomas Mark; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Specialization; Division of Labor; Cultural Evolution; Mathematics Applied Mathematics; matematik tillämpad matematik;

    Abstract : Division of labor and division of knowledge are so important and common in society today that it is difficult to imagine a functional society where everyone knows the same things and performs the same tasks. In such a society everyone grows, or gathers, and prepares their own food, makes their own tools, builds their own house, and so on. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modelling Two-Person Interactions Within and Between Cultural Groups

    Author : Fredrik Jansson; Kimmo Eriksson; Anne Kandler; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Mathematical modelling; cultural evolution; Mathematics Applied Mathematics; matematik tillämpad matematik;

    Abstract : The groups with which we associate influence our actions. This is often the case even when they are not deliberately organised but rather based on social categories, such as sex and skin colour, or cultural homogeneity, such as common language or customs. READ MORE

  4. 4. Choragraphies for a new age : On deconstrucion, on Heidegger, on the new psychoanalysis

    Author : Ruth Cooper; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Aesthetics; cultural theory; developmental psychology; evolution; consciousness; mind; individuation; symbiosis; personality disorder; Estetik; Aesthetics; Estetik; Aesthetics; estetik;

    Abstract : The dissertation treats the three subjects named in the title in separate sections, each of which can be read independently of the others, though all three of which are also strongly interrelated. Parts one and two offer original interpretations of the works of Jacques Derrida and Martin Heidegger, showing the fundamental logic of both philosophers' overall production to be strikingly similar. READ MORE

  5. 5. Evolving Urban Culture in Transforming Cities Architectural and Urban Design in a Fluid Context

    Author : Mir Azimzadeh; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; evolution; generative process; space; configuration; culture; society; urban design; architecture; urban spatial systems; metamorphosis; domestic space; public space; place; analytic theory; space syntax; cultural types; local structure; urban function; housing estate; city; spatial interface; street system;

    Abstract : The practice of architectural and urban design being involved in forming the space in our cities and built environments has certain effects on the social life in society that in its turn conditions the performance of the practice. The continuous changes in cities and societies, however, are just partially caused by the practice of architectural and urban design. READ MORE