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Three Worlds of Collective Human Experience: Individual Life, Social Change, and Human Evolution

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Three Worlds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 3-11
    3. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 13-21
    4. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 23-32
    5. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 33-42
  3. Individual Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 45-55
    3. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 57-67
    4. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 69-78
    5. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 79-90
  4. Social Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 93-106
    3. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 107-120
    4. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 121-136
    5. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 137-151
  5. Human Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 155-167
    3. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 169-180
    4. Victor N. Shaw
      Pages 181-192

About this book

Introduction

This book explores three worlds shared by the humans in their collective experiences. It identifies and explores the world of commonsense, the world of religion, and the world of science as three essential dimensions of human experience. The book helps understand that humans can gain comfort and pleasure in commonsense, achieve meaning and purpose from religion, and attain truth and rationality through science. It actively applies theories to and develops theoretical explanations from different domains or situations of human existence. This book is of interest to theorists, researchers, instructors, and students across major academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Keywords

World of Commonsense World of Religion World of Science Individual Life Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions Social Dynamics Human Grouping and Societal Surviving Human Beliefs and Practices in Spirituality Comparative and Historical Perspectives Human Evolution Ongoing Survival in the World of Commonsense Human Evolution and Spirituality Human Evolution and Science Human Evolution in Time and Across Space

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Criminology and Justice Studies, Department of SociologyCalifornia State University-NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA

About the authors

Victor N. Shaw, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology, criminology, and justice studies at California State University-Northridge. Dr. Shaw is interested in the study of crime, deviance, social control, organizational behavior, higher education, and public policy, and has published widely in those areas. 
Among the books by Dr. Shaw, Substance Use and Abuse: Sociological Perspectives (2002) appeared in “Outstanding Academic Titles, 2003,” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, the Association of College and Academic Libraries. Career-Making in Postmodern Academia: Process, Structure, and Consequence (2004) topped the list of books to read for graduates and postgraduate professionals by some academic advisors. Conspicuous and Inconspicuous Discriminations in Everyday Life (2013, 2015) is the 80th title in Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought.

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