Man the Promising Primate

which is primarily a female activity but from which men are by no means excluded . ... it is important to recognize that kinship did not emerge of its own accord but that early hominids THE PROMISING PRIMATE : CONTENT / 97 The Promise.

Man  the Promising Primate

Speculates on man's specific evolution into the "promising primate"--a paradoxical combination of endless potential and a vulnerable need to exchange promises and, thus, establish social, familial, and cultural ties

Primate Behaviour

In Primate Communication , ed . C. T. Snowdon , C. H. Brown & M. R. Petersen , pp . ... Washburn , S. L. & Lancaster , C.S. ( 1968 ) . The evolution of hunting . In Man ... Man the Promising Primate . New Haven : Yale University Press .

Primate Behaviour

Stressing direct connections between human and nonhuman society, this book about the social life of monkeys, apes and humans emphasizes the importance of social information and knowledge in the understanding of primate behavior and organization.

Promising Language

In Man, The Promising Primate, for example, Peter J. Wilson writes that the "establishment of human social relationships and the assurance of their continued existence, no matter what form they take, depend upon the exercise and ...

Promising Language

Argues that Victorian legal, linguistic, and cultural attitudes toward promises--especially promises to marry--had a formative effect on novels of the period.

Evolution and Social Life

Man , the promising primate . New Haven , Conn . ... Space use and the social community in animals and men . In Behavior and environment : The use of space by animals and men , ed . A. H. Esser . New York : Plenum . 1972.

Evolution and Social Life

This book examines evolution being handled in anthropology from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

Doctrine

For a third illustration, we may turn to physical anthropology, and to the appearance of "man the promising primate," to quote the title of Peter Wilson's book (1980). As I noted in the previous volume, the "promising primate" of ...

Doctrine

Christian doctrine, McClendon tells us, is no laundry list of propositions to be believed, but is rather an essential practice of the church. Doctrines are those shared convictions which the church must teach and live out if it is to be the church. The author rejects the prevailing assumptions stemming from the rationalism of the Enlightenment, and redefines theology as a discipline within the context of particular religious beliefs and practices of concrete believing communities. McClendon ties the reading of Scripture to the community's understanding of itself and its own mission.

Social Intelligence and Interaction

Whiten , A. and Byrne , R.W. ( 1988 ) Tactical deception in primates . Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 : 233–73 . Whiten , A. and Perner , J. ( 1991 ) Fundamental ... Wilson , P.J. ( 1980 ) Man , the Promising Primate : the conditions ...

Social Intelligence and Interaction

Scholars from a range of disciplines are re-examining fundamental questions about human evolution, language and social institutions.

Handbook of Cross cultural Psychology Theory and method

Man , the promising primate . intracultural variation and knowledge aggre- New Haven , CT : Yale University Press . gation . American Behavioral Scientist , 31 , Wittkower , E. D. ( 1969 ) . Perspectives in 178–193 . transcultural ...

Handbook of Cross cultural Psychology  Theory and method

Part of a set containing the contributions of authors from a variety of nations, cultures, traditions and perspectives, this volume offers an up-to-date assessment of theoretical developments and methodological issues in the rapidly-evolving area of cross-cultural psychology.

The Heretic s Feast

5. ibid . 6. Professor Bilsborough , “ The diet of early man ' , BNF , 20 , 1977 . 7. Peter J. Wilson , Man , the Promising Primate , Yale University Press , 1983 . 8 . ibid . 9 . Marvin Harris , Good to Eat , Allen and Unwin , 1986 .

The Heretic s Feast

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Being Humans

Wilson , P. J. , Man : The Promising Primate , New Haven : Yale University Press , 21983 . Winch , Peter , The Idea of Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy , London : Atlantic Highlands , 1958 . " Eine Einstellung zur Seele ” ...

Being Humans

Kant claimed that the principal topics of philosophy all converge on one question: Was ist der Mensch? Starting with the main claim that conceptions of the human play a significant structuring role in theory construction, the contributors in this volume(renowned scholars from various disciplines - philosophy, anthropology, psychology, literary studies) investigate the roles that conceptions of the human play both in philosophy and in other human and social sciences.

Tools Language and Cognition in Human Evolution

Man , the Promising Primate ( 2nd edn . ) . New Haven , CT : Yale University Press . 15 Early stone industries and inferences regarding language and cognition Part V Introduction 345.

Tools  Language and Cognition in Human Evolution

Looks at how humans have evolved complex behaviours such as language and culture.

Marriage

52 Peter Wilson, Man: the Promising Primate: The Conditions of Human Evolution, 2nd ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983), p. 71. ... See also George Gilder, Men and Marriage (Gretna, La.: Pelican, 1986). Back to text.

Marriage

Is marriage the foundation of family life? Many people today would say, "No " Others would say, "Yes ," but they would define "family" and "marriage" in ways at odds with how the words have been used almost throughout human history. In this revised and expanded edition of Marriage: The Rock on Which the Family is Built, internationally-renowned theologian William E. May makes the case for marriage's foundational role for family, with marriage defined as the union of one man and one woman. Drawing on Pope John Paul II's "theology of the body," he explains the person-affirming, love-enabling, life-giving, and sanctifying nature of marriage. He shows how marriage is necessarily a complementary union of man and woman and how this rules out the idea of "same-sex" marriage. May argues, drawing on Popes Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, that marriage fully respects the equal dignity of husband and wife as persons, while recognizing their unique, exclusive, enduring, complementary contributions to their union. Likewise, he shows how marriage honors the truth that each new human life brought about by sexual union is a person equal in dignity to his mother and father. What's more, both reason and revelation are used to show that only the family, founded on marriage as an enduring, mutually-exclusive union of one man and one woman, provides the proper context for begetting and raising children. Reproductive technologies are also critically examined and the author argues that human beings ought to be begotten in an act of spousal love, not made through in vitro fertilization. Furthermore, the role of the family as the "domestic church," a community of holiness, is explored. This expanded edition includes new chapters: "'Man and Woman He Created Them': Pope John Paul II's Catechesis on Human Sexuality" and "Pope Benedict XVI and Marriage," the latter summarizing Benedict's thought on marriage, particularly as found in his first encyclical Deus Caritas Est. Also included is Pope John Paul II's "Letter to Families."

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

Wilson , Peter J. Man , the promising primate : the conditions of human evolution / Peter J. Wilson . -- 2nd ed . New Haven : Yale University Press , c1983 . xxii , 195 p . Limited cataloging . 02NLM : CC9648 Cit . No.

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Biblical and Theological Foundation of the Family

See the comment by Peter Wilson: “An adult female will be naturally transformed into a social mother when she bears a child, but there is no corresponding natural transformation for a male,” in Man the Promising Primate: The Conditions ...

Biblical and Theological Foundation of the Family

This ground-breaking work establishes a solid biblical and theological foundation on which a theology of the family can be constructed. It thus fills a critical lack in the current literature on the family. The wide range of sources, including Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, give this work a genuine ecumenical dimension. Biblical and Theological Foundations of the Family will become indispensable for anyone wanting to engage in serious study of the structure and meaning of the family and its place in the salvific will of God.

Ethics

... Man the Promising Primate. Since the female cannot simultaneously meet the needs of both her bond-partners, the possibility of kinship depends on her implied promise, which lies at the base of culture. “God made the countryside; ...

Ethics

When it first appeared in 1986, James McClendon's Ethics laid claim to two compelling theological ideas: first, that a highly distinctive theological perspective characterizes the inheritors of the sixteenth century's radical reformation. At the heart of this perspective is what McClendon calls the baptist vision, a way of understanding the gospel that emphasizes the church's distinction from the world, and its continuity with the church of the New Testament. Second, that because of its emphasis on the centrality of discipleship, this radical reformation outlook insists that theology's first task is to discover and explore the shape of the church's common life as the body of Christ; hence McClendon's novel decision to begin the task of writing a systematic theology with a volume on ethics. Since its first publication, Ethics has been followed by Doctrine (1994), and Witness (2000). The completion of the overall work has brought into sharper focus many of the theological and ethical issues and concerns central to the baptist tradition. In this revised edition of Ethics, McClendon infuses his claim for the priority of ethics within the theological task with a new urgency, born of the fuller, more complete definition of the baptist vision that Doctrine and Witness have made possible. Ethics is central, he reminds us, because biblical faith rests on a set of distinctive practices that arise from our placement within a larger Christian story. In his revisions McClendon offers a more complete explanation of how the interaction of faithful practices and gospel story give rise to a way of life that is distinctively Christian.

The Role of Theory in Sex Research

In B. Campbell ( Ed . ) , Sexual selection and the descent of man ( pp . 87-104 ) . Chicago : Aldine Publishing Co. McDonald , K. ( 1997 ) . ... Man : The promising primate . New Haven : Yale University Press .

The Role of Theory in Sex Research

Attempting to bridge the epistemological gaps between "positivist" and "postmodern" approaches to theoretical models of sexual behavior, this book brings together essays and discussion by scholars representing a range of viewpoints and contrasting theoretical approaches. The essays examine four areas: sexuality through the life cycle, sexual orientation, individual differences in sexual risk taking, and adolescent sexual behavior.

Hominid Culture in Primate Perspective

2 , The Evolution of Man , pp . 239-253 . Chicago : University of Chicago ... Primate perception and aesthetics . In : D. Brothwell and C. H. Waddington ( eds . ) ... Man , the Promising Primate . New Haven , CT : Yale University Press .

Hominid Culture in Primate Perspective

Their research indicates that the perceived differences between human culture and primate behavior are increasingly difficult to identify.

Language in Cognitive Development

Man the promising primate : The conditions of human evolution . New Haven : Yale University Press . Wimmer , H. , & Perner , J. ( 1983 ) . Beliefs about beliefs : Representation and constraining function of wrong beliefs in young ...

Language in Cognitive Development

This book discusses the role of language as a cognitive and communicative tool in a child's early development.

Our Wild Niche

Toxicon 32 (10): 1261-1264. Wilson, P.J. (1980). Man, the Promising Primate. The Conditions of Human Evolution. Yale University Press, New Haven. Witten, E. (1988). In P.C.W. Davies and Brown, J. (1988). Superstrings.

Our Wild Niche

Wouldn’t it be great to be wild? To be so natural and free that we could do whatever we want. But we can’t. If our species went wild the results could be very unpleasant. We might lose control. Our species has allowed itself to become artificial in its efforts to be careful and considerate. But what if we have made a mistake and miss the real value of wildness? In nature, not all animals are evolving, but all of them are wild. Why? Evolution is survival of the wildest, not survival of the fittest. Being wild allows an animal to become efficient in its niche. Wild species flourish in natural diversity and harmony. How do they do it? Our Wild Niche explores what it is to be wild, the obstacles that stand in the way of our being wild, and the human traits that will come forward when we finally do reach our wild niche. It also shows how the wildness links "everything" together into a sensible and complete package that will give new insight into the role of our human emotions, feelings, instincts, adaptations and desires.

Ethical Universals in International Business

J. Man, The Promising Primate, New Haven (Yale University Press) 1980. WINCH, PETER: Ethics and Action, London (Routledge and Kegan Paul) 1972. ZARTMAN, I. WILLIAM (Ed.). The 50% Solution: How To Bargain Successfully with Hijackers, ...

Ethical Universals in International Business

Increased understanding in international business grows both from an awareness of cultural differences as well as from an appreciation of underlying shared values across cultures. This volume focuses on the latter. It assembles the best thinking of scholars from around the world in an attempt to clarify and deepen our understanding of these ethical universals. Scholars from Germany, England, Canada, Japan, China, and the United States have contributed to this volume. They also represent diverse disciplines: economics, philosophy, business ethics, history, religion, education, and political theory. Nevertheless, they unite in their conviction that the most important values and principles in international business do no vary with geography.