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Natural selections : selfish altruists, honest liars, and other realities of evolution

Author: David P Barash
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2008.
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Barash, David P.
Natural selections.
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607721534
Online version:
Barash, David P.
Natural selections.
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608500516
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David P Barash
ISBN: 9781934137055 1934137057
OCLC Number: 167764134
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Seductions of centrality --
Evolutionary design flaws, or, Why bad things have happened to perfectly good creatures (including ourselves) --
Mainstream misconceptions --
Neither leaps nor bounds --
Who's in charge here? --
Material of mind : a surprising homage to B.F. Skinner --
Y B conscious? --
Intelligence --
Let us reason together --
Believing is seeing --
Evolutionary existentialism and the meaning of life --
The tyranny of the natural --
Forbidden knowledge? --
Are we selfish altruists? Group-oriented individualists? (Or what?) --
Dealing with dilemmas : personal gain versus public good --
The ugly underside of altruism --
Why is violence such a "guy thing"? --
One and a half cheers ... --
Honest liars? --
What puts the dys in dystopia? --
Evolutions's odd couple.
Responsibility: David P. Barash.
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