Knowledge Processing Creativity and Politics: A Political Theory Based on the Evolutionary Theory

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Showan Khurshid, 2006 - Political Science - 504 pages
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How is it possible to have political order and peace at all? This is the key question we should consider.

This book, on the bases of biology, psychology and human experience, argues that our salient characteristic is creativity the capacity to acquire, transmit and apply knowledge. Creativity is a precondition for morality, the best morality, therefore, is what facilitates creativity best. Agreement on morality is what resolves conflicts of interest and leads to the formation of political power and, thus, order. But how is agreement possible? Liberal democracy and ideologies, including religions, evolved to deal with moral disagreement. However, they evolve, develop and operate differently, consequently they shape the world and political history differently. Read on to see how.

 

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Contents

Some Sociobiological Points
41
Genetic Determinism and Culture
67
A Psychological Picture
91
The Basics of Morality As Knowledge
137
The Status of Moral Propositions
172
Ideology Some Conceptual Issues
227
Ideologies and the Impact
264
Bibliography
329
Index
454
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