Human Morality and Sociality: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives

Human Morality and Sociality: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives

By: Henrik Hogh-Olesen (editor), Leda Cosmides (contributor), Aron Sell (contributor), Dennis L. Krebs (contributor), Tooby Tooby (contributor), Azar Gat (contributor), Michael Bang Petersen (contributor), Ara Norenzayan (contributor), Christophe Boesch (contributor), De Waal De Waal (contributor)Hardback

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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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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.


Human Mind - Human Kind - An introduction; H.Hogh-Olesen Born Bad? Evaluating the Case Against the Evolution of Morality; D.L.Krebs Morality and its Relation to Primate Social Instincts; Waal Why We Believe: Religion as a Human Universal; A.Norenzayan Evolutionary Psychology and Criminal Justice: A recalibrational Theory of Punishment and Reconciliation; M.B.Petersen, A.Sell, J.Tooby& L.Cosmides Patterns of Chimpanzee's Intergroup Violence; C.Boesch The Causes of War in Natural and Historical Evolution; A. Gat Groups in mind: The Coalitionary Roots of War and Morality; J.Tooby& L.Cosmides Homo sapiens - Homo socious: A Comparative Analysis of Human Mind and Kind; H.Hogh-Olesen

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/01/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780230237995
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780230237995
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 0230237991

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