The Nature of Humanity and the State of America: A Unified Theory of the Social World / Edition 1

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The Nature of Humanity and the State of America offers a new and single unified theory of the nature of humanity that provides a general understanding and description of social life, the social world, and the state of America. The author presents an extensive and comprehensive explanation of the whole spectrum of social life, its identification, and the description of the major universal laws or principles that govern and operate in the social world. He identifies the key principles for influencing the well-being and destiny of individuals, societies, and humanity. In addition, he provides a more precise description of the state of American society, and offers an initial plan of action for restoring the well-being of America, and other errant societies. This book goes further than any other to identify the cultural crisis in America, and to understand and explain the causes of this crisis, as well as suggesting solutions for ending the crisis and with it the decline of America.

Author Biography: Craig R. Lundahl is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Business Administration and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Social Sciences at Western New Mexico University.

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Attempts to present a unified and comprehensive theory of sociology which can be used to "restore America to her former greatness. After delineating a number of "universal laws" as axiomatic to society's function, the author argues that as spirituality rises, so do family values, economic equality, and other indicators of a good society. Conversely, as material prosperity rises, selfishness, complacency, and apathy rise with it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761813057
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig R. Lundahl is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Business Administration and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Social Sciences at Western New Mexico University.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Overview 5
Ch. 3 The State of America 9
Ch. 4 The Universal Social Principles of Life 31
Ch. 5 The Spiritual Factor: The Forgotten Factor and Determinant of Societal and Personal Destiny 45
Ch. 6 The Individual: The Basic Element of Society 55
Ch. 7 Social Relationships: The Connecting Links of Society 69
Ch. 8 The Family: The Keystone of Society 75
Ch. 9 Society: The Sum of Its Membership 89
Ch. 10 The Good Society 113
Ch. 11 The Restoration of America 125
Ch. 12 Some Thoughts on Global Society 139
Appendix: Theoretical Comparisons 145
Endnotes 153
Index 165
Author Biography 177
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