Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation

Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation

by Joseph Henrich, Natalie Henrich
     
 

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Cooperation among humans is one of the keys to our great evolutionary success. Natalie and Joseph Henrich examine this phenomena with a unique fusion of theoretical work on the evolution of cooperation, ethnographic descriptions of social behavior, and a range of other experimental results. Their experimental and ethnographic data come from a small, insular group of… See more details below

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Cooperation among humans is one of the keys to our great evolutionary success. Natalie and Joseph Henrich examine this phenomena with a unique fusion of theoretical work on the evolution of cooperation, ethnographic descriptions of social behavior, and a range of other experimental results. Their experimental and ethnographic data come from a small, insular group of middle-class Iraqi Christians called Chaldeans, living in metro Detroit, whom the Henrichs use as an example to show how kinship relations, ethnicity, and culturally transmitted traditions provide the key to explaining the evolution of cooperation over multiple generations.

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ISBN-13:
9780199885268
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2007
Series:
Evolution and Cognition Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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