论集体知识的起源、机制与意义

Translated title of the contribution: On collective learning: origins, mechanics, and significance

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Abstract

Collective learning is one of the key concepts in Big History for the long duration of human history. It is the human ability to accumulate more innovation with each generation than is lost by the next. This essay covers the basic theory of collective learning, its origins in the Palaeolithic, its intensification under agriculture, the loss of collective learning in Tasmanian Effects, two great leaps in collective learning in the last two millennia, and a brief explanation of how collective learning fits into the wider rise of complexity in the Universe.
Original languageChinese
Title of host publication全球史评论
EditorsSun Yue
PublisherCapital Normal University Press
Pages129-154
Number of pages26
Volume6
ISBN (Print)9787516138137
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Transliteration of chapter title: Lùn jí tǐ zhī shí dí qǐ yuán , jī zhì yǔ yì yì
Transliteration of book title: Quan qiu shi ping lun

Keywords

  • collective learning
  • Big History
  • world history
  • global history
  • Palaeolithic
  • humanity
  • innovation
  • population dynamics
  • carrying capacity
  • cultural evolution
  • complexity
  • energy
  • agriculture
  • industry
  • Anthropocene

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