Cultural Evolution is a concept from anthropology and sociology. Because it takes a very broad view of human development, it is a key concept to understand before moving onto more specific topics.
I recommend that you read these book summaries in the following order:
- “Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution” by Richerson and Boyd
- “The Origin and Evolution of Cultures” by Robert Boyd and Peter Richerson
- “The Secret of Our Success” by Joseph Henrich
- “Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny” by Robert Wright
- “The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge” by Matt Ridley
- “Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory Can Explain Human Culture” by Alex Mesoudi
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