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Human Morality and Sociality

Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives

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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...

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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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Features cuttingedge research from six leading international experts in evolution and cognition
Examines both the 'good' and 'dark' sides of humanity, from cooperation to conflict
Provides a range of perspectives across this hot topic in evolutionary psychology

 


Human Mind Human Kind An introduction; H.Høgh-Olesen
Born Bad? Evaluating the Case Against the Evolution of Morality; D.L.Krebs
Morality and its Relation to Primate Social Instincts; F.B.M.de 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.Høgh-Olesen.
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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.

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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.

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