the late prehistory of the moderns
Well before evolutionism naturalized human history in the second half of the nineteenth century by implementing the methods and the conclusions of biology and geology in the study of the symbolic activities of men, the notion of »simplicity« had already served to the analysis of culture and its history.
Stavrinaki, M. (2017)., Beyond simplicity: the late prehistory of the moderns, in A. Koschorke (ed.), Komplexität und Einfachheit, Stuttgart, Metzler, pp. 573-601.
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