Cooperation: Beyond the Age of Competition

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In an increasingly interdependent world where once antagonishtc societies and economies now exist within a global network, theneed to foster and maintain cooperation has never been more vital. Cooperation explores an extraordinary growing awareness of the centrality of cooperation from the perspectives of a variety of disciplines, including biology, ecoscience, psychology, political science, business and economics. The essays question the age-old maxim that our existence is dependent on, and even prospers via ...
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In an increasingly interdependent world where once antagonishtc societies and economies now exist within a global network, theneed to foster and maintain cooperation has never been more vital. Cooperation explores an extraordinary growing awareness of the centrality of cooperation from the perspectives of a variety of disciplines, including biology, ecoscience, psychology, political science, business and economics. The essays question the age-old maxim that our existence is dependent on, and even prospers via competition, and offer keen insight into the far-reaching challenges of this fascinating, uncharted period in world history.\
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'[This book] is a dazzling mix of ideas emerging from anthropology, psychology, biology, systems studies, and the social sciences. Enthusiasts will find community in its collections; skeptics will find an up-to-date foil for honing their own arguments. It is an enormously efficient and pleasurable way to gain access to key insights from a variety of disciplines...'
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Introduction
List of Contributors
Pt. 1 Psychology
Ch. 1 Cooperation: What It Means and Doesn't Mean 3
Ch. 2 Identity and Cooperative Social Behavior: Pseudospeciation or Human Integration? 12
Ch. 3 Cooperation and Moral Sensitivity 24
Ch. 4 Jean Gebser and the Spirit of Cooperation 36
Pt. 2 Culture and History
Ch. 5 The Emerging "Wholeness" Worldview and Its Probable Impact on Cooperation 47
Ch. 6 The Synergy Lectures 58
Ch. 7 Mathematical Cooperation 68
Ch. 8 Cooperation, Competition and Gylany: Cultural Evolution from a New Dynamic Perspective 75
Ch. 9 Ideas of Cooperation and Struggle in the Chinese Philosophy and Its Worldwide Significance 86
Ch. 10 It Happens by Itself: The Tao of Cooperation, Systems Theory and Constitutive Hermeneutics 96
Pt. 3 Biological Roots
Ch. 11 Bacterial Bedfellows 121
Ch. 12 Competition and the Enculturation of Science 126
Ch. 13 Natural Selection, Competition and Cooperation: Human Biology and Human Freedom 136
Ch. 14 The Successful Father's Argument for Sex: A Model for the Evolution of Sexual Reproduction 147
Pt. 4 Deep Ecology and Ourselves
Ch. 15 Healing the Planet/Healing Ourselves 173
Ch. 16 The Emerging Ecozoic Period 181
Ch. 17 Reflections on Growing Peace in Cultures 185
Pt. 5 World Order: Education, Business and Governance
Ch. 18 Preparing Children to Live in an Interdependent World 193
Ch. 19 Business, the Relationship Age, and a New Kind of Nation 203
Ch. 20 Cooperative Governance 238
Index 245
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