TitleEssential building blocks of human nature
Author(s)Ulrich J. Frey (ed.);Charlotte St�ormer (ed.);Kai P. Willf�uhr (ed.)
PublicationHeidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xiv, 158 p.) : ill
Abstract NoteTo understand why we humans are as we are, it is necessary to look at the essential building blocks that comprise our nature. The foundations of this structure are our evolutionary origins as primates and our social roots. Upon these rest features such as our emotions, language and aesthetic preferences, with our self-perceptions, self-deceptions and thirst for knowledge right at the top. The unifying force holding these blocks together is evolutionary theory. Evolution provides a deeper understanding of human nature and, in particular, of the common roots of these different perspectives. To b
Contents NotePreface; Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; Chapter 1 Our Origins: What Makes Us Different from apes?; Chapter 2 Our Children: Parental Decisions -- How Much to Invest in Your Offspring; Chapter 3 Our Social Roots: How the Local Ecology shapes Our Social Structures; Chapter 4 Our Emotions: Explaining Emotions -- Reducing a Complex Phenomenon; Chapter 5 Our Morality: Cooperation and Cultural Differences; Chapter 6 Our Preferences: Why we Like What We Like; Chapter 7 Our Appetite for Information: Ancestral Brains in Modern Environments -- The Influences of Media
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EVOLUTION 4. Human beings 5. HUMAN EVOLUTION 6. NATURAL HISTORY 7. PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 8. SCIENCE
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