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Why do religious cultures evolve slowly? The cultural evolution of cooperative calling and the historical study of religions

Bulbulia, Joseph; Atkinson, Quentin; Gray, Russell; Greenhill, Simon

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Collective representations are the result of an immense cooperation, which stretches out not only into space but into time as well; to make them, a multitude of minds have associated, united and combined their ideas and sentiments: for them, long generations have accumulated their experience and their knowledge. A special intellectual activity is therefore concentrated in them, which is infinitely richer and complexer than that of the individual. (Émile Durkheim, Elementary Forms of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-04
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11569

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