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Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology

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In this book J. M. Balkin offers a strikingly original theory of cultural evolution, a theory that explains shared understandings, disagreement, and diversity within cultures. Drawing on many fields of study—including anthropology, evolutionary theory, cognitive science, linguistics, sociology, political theory, philosophy, social psychology, and law—the author explores ho ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Yale University Press (first published May 25th 1998)
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Available online, with the ability to notate and add comments, at http://yupnet.org/balkin/
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A metaphor, even an extended one, is not the real thing. This is a truism. But, in the case of this book, it's truer.
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