Author:Wiktor Stoczkowski; Translated By Mary Turton

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Explaining Human Origins: Myth, Imagination and Conjecture

By: Wiktor Stoczkowski; Translated By Mary Turton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009030

ISBN: 052165730X

Condition: New


Wiktor Stoczkowski, a palaeo-anthropologist, argues that the theories of human origins developed by archaeologists and physical anthropologists from the early nineteenth century to the present day are structurally similar to Western folk theories, and to the speculations of earlier philosophers. Reviewing a remarkable range of thinkers writing in a variety of European languages, he makes a convincing argument for this case. Even though the book criticises the lack of development in theories of human origins, its conclusion is optimistic about the power of the scientific approach to deliver mor... View more info