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Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite : evolution and the modular mind

Author: Robert Kurzban
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We're all hypocrites. Why? Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind. Robert Kurzban shows us that the key to understanding our behavioral inconsistencies lies in understanding the mind's design. The human mind consists of many specialized units designed by the process of evolution by natural selection. While these modules sometimes work together seamlessly, they don't always, resulting in impossibly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kurzban, Robert, 1969-
Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)702844971
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kurzban
ISBN: 9780691146744 0691146748 9780691154398 0691154392
OCLC Number: 587249067
Description: x, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Consistently inconsistent --
Evolution and the fragmented brain --
Who is "I"? --
Modular me --
The truth hurts --
Psychological propaganda --
Self-deception --
Self-control --
Morality and contradictions --
Morality is for the birds.
Responsibility: Robert Kurzban.

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Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind. This title shows us that the key to understanding our behavioral inconsistencies lies in understanding the mind's design. It explains the roots and  Read more...

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