Non zero Q & A - Ngoc Bui English Comp.3 Sec#9 Lisovsky...

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Ngoc Bui English Comp.3 Sec#9 Lisovsky 1. In "The Way We Were", Wright spends a lot of time talking about cultural evolution. What is it, according to him, and why is the definition important? How does it categorically differ from Quinn's (Ishmael's) assumptions about humanity? Cultural evolution, according to Wright, is “the psychic unity of mankind” (19). This unity indicates that all cultures are the same, that they all are on the same path but circumstances will allow some to evolve further than others. Thus, throughout history, it is shown that cultural evolutionism has an arrow, a direction or a tendency that heads toward greater complexity, a higher civilization. This arrow is driven by man’s selfishness and his desire to be at the top of social hierarchies. I believe this definition is important because there have been various misconceptions of how cultural evolution came to be. Many, Wright claims, thought cultural evolution is composed of ideas, inventions or external forces that have led to agriculture and
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