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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,

Overview

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)

Meet the Author

HENRIK HOGH-OLESEN is Professor in Social and Personality Psychology and Head of the Department of Psychology at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is also the Co-editor of Journal of Anthropological Psychology.

CHRISTOPHE BOESCH is Professor and Director of the Department of Primatology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

LEDA COSMIDES is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she co-founded and now co-directs the UCSB Center for Evolutionary Psychology

DENNIS L. KREBS is Professor of Psychology Simon Frazer University, Vancouver

ARA NORENZAYAN is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

JOHN TOOBY, is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he co-founded and now co-directs the UCSB Center for Evolutionary Psychology

FRANS B.M DE WAAL is Professor of Psychology at Emory University, Atlanta and is Director of the Living Links, Center for the Advanced Study of Ape and Human Evolution

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