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Homo novus : a human without illusions

Author: Ulrich J Frey; Charlotte Störmer; Kai P Willführ
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Frontiers collection.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revealing seven errors in the way we view the human species, this volume explores the homo novus -- an alternative view of what it is to be human. Leaders in the field present and discuss converging  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich J Frey; Charlotte Störmer; Kai P Willführ
ISBN: 9783642121418 3642121411
OCLC Number: 639461749
Description: xvi, 291 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Illusion number 1. Humans are exceptional. The position of man in the cosmos / Bernulf Kanitscheider ; Living differences / Volker Sommer and Amy R. Parish ; Nothing to talk about / Julia Fischer --
Illusion number 2. We are independent of our sociobiological roots. The true egoist is cooperative / Christian Vogel ; The social brain and its implications / Robin Dunbar ; Why most theories get it wrong / Julia Pradel and Detlef Fetchenhauer --
Illusion number 3. The biological imperative doesn't matter to us. Mortality crises and their consequences for human life histories / Charlotte Störmer and Kai P. Willführ ; Costs and consequences of reproduction / Virpi Lummaa ; Height and reproductive success / Rebecca Sear --
Illusion number 4. The past doesn't echo in our heads. Developmental psychology without dualistic illusions / Athanasios Chasiotis ; the psychology of families / Harald A. Euler --
Illusion number 5. Moral, religion and culture are social constructions. Moral normativity is (naturally) grown / Kurt Bayertz ; The origins of symbolic culture / Chris Knight ; Belief in Melanesia / Wulf Schiefenhövel --
Illusion number 6. We are free in what we want. Free will / Gerhard Roth ; Could I have done otherwise? / Gerhard Vollmer --
Epilogue. Modern illusions of humankind / Ulrich J. Frey.
Series Title: Frontiers collection.
Responsibility: Ulrich J. Frey, Charlotte Störmer, Kai P. Willführ, editors.
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