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'Soukup M, 2010: Culture as biological adaptation. Anthropologie (Brno) 48, 2: 189-194'.
The aim of this paper is the analysis of selected evolutionary theories of culture developed in the framework of evolutionary social sciences. Special attention is paid to sociobiology and evolutionary psychology in the context of an anthropological understanding of culture. The author argues that it is not possible to reduce culture to nature alone. This kind of explanation of culture is just one of four main types of relationships between nature and culture. The author concludes that it is possible to distinguish four types of relationship between nature and culture. Sociobiology and evolutionary psychology is just one of them. Nevertheless he agrees that much about culture makes sense in the light of evolution.
Anthropology - Evolution - Culture - Evolutionary social sciences

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