Science: The genesis of ideas is the title of 2023's Metode Science Studies Journal volume, born from curiosity for the world around us and the need to keep asking new questions.
What is the role of cooperation in our evolution? Why do we have social norms? How did cities come into existence? How has civilisation been shaped by the way we feed ourselves? These and others are the questions answered in the new issue of the journal Mètode, «Vida social».
Much of the archaeological evidence left by humans shows the strategies they adopted in terms of mobility, the structure of exchange networks, and the evidence of their inhabiting an environment that they quickly learned to manage and appropriate.
To talk about life is to talk about cooperation. In a world dominated by Darwinian competition, how has cooperation come to play such an important role?
Building on the evolutionary basis of cooperation, this monograph looks at human social structures, from the most ancient and simple to the most complex of modern societies.