Human Morality and Sociality: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives

Human Morality and Sociality: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives

by Christophe Boesch
     
 

Human nature is enigmatic. Are we cruel, selfish creatures or good merciful Samaritans? This book takes you on a journey into the complexities of human mind and kind, from altruism, sharing, and large-scale cooperation, to cheating, distrust, and warfare. What are the building blocks of morality and sociality?

Featuring contributions from leading researchers,

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Human nature is enigmatic. Are we cruel, selfish creatures or good merciful Samaritans? This book takes you on a journey into the complexities of human mind and kind, from altruism, sharing, and large-scale cooperation, to cheating, distrust, and warfare. What are the building blocks of morality and sociality?

Featuring contributions from leading researchers, such as Christophe Boesch, Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, Azar Gat, Dennis Krebs, Ara Norenzayan, and Frans B. M. de Waal, this fascinating interdisciplinary reader draws on evolutionary and comparative perspectives, and is essential reading for any students interested in the unique characteristics that define humanity and society.

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"This is a diverse title which provides direct insights from leading experts in the field. There are few books with a specific focus on morality and social behaviours from an evolutionary psychology perspective and this reader fills a gap in the literature." - Dr James Stiller, Nottingham Trent University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230238008
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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