Do We Need God to be Good? An anthropologist considers the evidence
Hallpike's latest book was published on 29 January 2016. To look inside the book and to order a copy please click on the link below.
To know how to live do we need God and religion, or, does religion only produce wars, hatred, intolerance and unhappiness? Does giving up God mean giving up morality, or, can we live peaceful and fulfilling lives as atheists by following science and reason instead? The book shows that trying to base a moral life on atheism and science alone has some very nasty surprises in store for us. Humanism, in particular, is exposed as nothing more than an ethnocentric regurgitation of Western liberalism and consumerism.
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On Primitive Society, and other forbidden topics
Political correctness in social anthropology has made the terms 'primitive society', 'social evolution', and even 'human nature' unacceptable, and removed the possibility of open academic debate about them, Written from the perspective of a lifetime's research, this collection of papers takes a hard look at these taboos, and challenges some fundamental assumptions of post-modern thinking. Including some new material on memetics, evolutionary psychology and Darwinian theory in the social theory in the social sciences, this collection provides a long overdue assessment of some key topics in modern anthropology.
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Hallpike's large collection of colour and black-and-white photographs of field-work in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea is now available online at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Please click here to visit the collection.
Two classic books that have been out of print for many years, and are now available for free download:
The Principles of Social Evolution
The Principles of Social Evolution.pdf
The Foundations of Primitive Thought
The Foundations of Primitive Thought.pdf
A selection of papers from On Primitive Society are free to download below.
Political correctness and the death of cultural anthropology.pdf
Some anthropological objections to evolutionary psychology.pdf
Memetics. A Darwinian pseudo-science.pdf
The weakness of adaptive explanations.pdf
The anthropology of time.pdf
Additional papers available:
Primitive concepts of the natural world.pdf
Cognitive and social aspects of moral development.pdf
Rene Girard's world of fantasy.pdf
Functionalist Interpretations of primitive warfare.pdf
How Social Evolution Works.pdf
Is there a primitive society?.pdf
Two types of reciprocity.pdf
Four other papers of general interest are also free to download below.
Principles of alliance formation between Konso towns.pdf
Constructivism and selection two opposed theories of social evolution.pdf
Are human rights ethnocentric.pdf
The social poison of individual rights.pdf