TITLE

The Hobbesian Individual in Prehistory: Joseph Pluta vs. Thorstein Veblen A Comment

AUTHOR(S)
Henry, John
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Economic Issues (M.E. Sharpe Inc.);Mar2013, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p269
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the account made by Joseph Pluta on Thorstein Veblen's characterization of early society as peaceable savager. He says that Veblen's claim that very early humans are not exhibiting bellicose tendencies. He mentions that Pluta initially casts doubt on his own position, listing a number of anthropological and archaeological studies in contrast of his violent savage argument.
ACCESSION #
86405934

 

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