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

Henry, John
March 2013
Journal of Economic Issues (M.E. Sharpe Inc.);Mar2013, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p269
Academic Journal
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.


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