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Wright, Robert 1957-

Works: 97 works in 337 publications in 12 languages and 11,019 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Creator, Composer, Contributor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Robert Wright
Most widely held works by Robert Wright
The moral animal : the new science of evolutionary psychology by Robert Wright( Book )

59 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible introduction to the science of evolutionary psychology and how it explains many aspects of human nature. Unlike many books on the topic, which focus on abstractions like kin selection, this book focuses on Darwinian explanations of why we are the way we are--emotionally and morally--and interweaves episodes from Darwin's own life as illuminating examples. Wright deals particularly well with explaining the reasons for the stereotypical dynamics of the three big "S's:" sex, siblings, and society
The evolution of God by Robert Wright( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony.--From publisher description
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment by Robert Wright( Book )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer--and the reason we make other people suffer--is that we don't see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: we can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly, and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. Robert Wright not only shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life--how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred--but also how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. Drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, Wright explains why the path toward truth and the path toward happiness are the same path. In the light of modern science, both the Buddhist diagnosis and the Buddhist prescription make a whole new kind of sense. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright's book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world's most skilled meditators. It shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.--INSIDE FLAP
NonZero : the logic of human destiny by Robert Wright( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is "in the cards" for humanity as the species continues to evolve
Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'It's the animal in us', we often hear when we've been bad, But why not when we're good? 'Primates and Philosophers' tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality
Three scientists and their gods : looking for meaning in an age of information by Robert Wright( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the lives of three brilliant and eccentric thinkers, Robert Wright has fashioned an intellectual adventure story that is at once scientific and spiritual. Three Scientists and Their Gods is a look at the nature of both inquiry and faith, at the hazy line where scientific hypothesis passes over into fervent conviction. At the same time, it is a look at how modern science can inform our deepest convictions; it is, in the end, the story of what science has to say about the meaning of modern life
The evolution of God by Robert Wright( Recording )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Wright presents a groundbreaking examination of religion through the ages
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment by Robert Wright( Recording )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness
Diesseits von Gut und Böse : die biologischen Grundlagen unserer Ethik by Robert Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enspricht die Monogamie der Natur des Menschen? Wieso haben Eltern Lieblingskinder, und warum bringen manche Eltern ihre Kinder sogar um? Kann es so etwas wie die reine Liebe überhaupt geben? Ist unser Gerechtigkeitssinn angeboren? Dient unsere Vorstellung von gerechter Bestrafung tatsächlich der Gerechtigkeit? Die Antworten, die die Evolutionspsychologie auf diese fundamentalen Fragen zu bieten hat, sind machmal unangenehm und nicht selten provokant. Die noch junge Wissenschaft der Evolutionspsychologie fusst auf der Entwicklungstheorie Darwins. Sie verknüpft biologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungen, um zu einer radikal neuen Sicht der Natur des Menschen zu gelangen. Könnte es sein, dass die biologischen Grundlagen des menschlichen Geistes, unsere Triebe und ursprünglichen Wünsche uns notwendigerweise in ethische Konflikte führen? Welche Moral passt zu unserem evolutionären Erbe? Robert Wright macht den Leser auf humorvolle und stilistisch brillante Weise mit den Ergebnissen der evolutionspsychologischen Forschung bekannt. Er enthüllt die unbewussten Strategien, die unseren romantischen Neigungen, freundschaftlichen und familiären Gefühlen sowie unserem beruflichen Verhalten zugrunde liegen. Und er bringt uns dazu, die moralischen Opitonen zu überdenken, die unser öffentliches wie privates Handeln bestimmen
Tropical rainforest habitats( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces tropical rain forest habitats and how people are interacting with them
De aap en de filosoof : hoe de moraal is ontstaan by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdediging van de stelling dat de mens van nature hulpvaardig en onbaatzuchtig gedrag vertoont, op basis van vergelijkingen met soortgelijk gedrag bij dieren
Fei ling nian dai : ren lei ming yun de luo ji by Stanley Fowler Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'animal moral : psychologie évolutionniste et vie quotidienne by Robert Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude critique sur les conduites humaines à la lumière de la nouvelle psychologie évolutionniste. L'auteur passe en revue, à l'aide de nombreux détails, des comportements quotidiens de Darwin dans le contexte de la société de l'Angleterre victorienne. Principaux points traités: le sexe et l'amour; l'homme et la femme; le mariage et la vie conjugale; la famille, les amis, la conscience; le statut social et l'ascension sociale; l'éthique, la moralité, la religion. [SDM]
The survey and photo-interpretation of the sands of Forvie, Aberdeenshire by Robert Wright( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In remote villages in the Amazon Jungle and Andes Mountains, a group of children are about to gain access to computers and the internet for the first time. WEB documents their experience with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program, and ponders both the benefits and complications that are arising from our increasing digital interconnectivity. Alongside the poignant and sometimes humorous local stories, WEB includes interviews with leading thinkers on the internet including Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, and OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte"--Container
Nonzero : history, evolution & human cooperation by Robert Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the Nardoo : an imaginary inland river environment to investigate, maintain and improve( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the ecology of this imaginary environment through four physical regions and across four time zones using a comprehensive set of multimedia resources. Visit the Water Research Center and join the research staff in an investigation of your choice. Use the simulators, make measurements in the river, read newspaper articles, listen to audio and view video reports and browse information in the filing cabinet. Use the powerful features of the interactive multimedia note book to report your findings and solutions
The Image Is Everything Presidency : Dilemmas In American Leadership by Gilbert K St. Clair( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Image is everything. Today, our television and movie stars, our athletes, and our politicians carefully craft images for public consumption. Even our country's Executive Chief is not immune to a bit of image manipulation. If presidents can not always actually satisfy the public's excessive, contradictory, and unrealistic expectations, they can at least present a compelling image of presidential leadership and success. When it comes to the modern presidency, tennis star Andre Agassi was correct,?Image is everything.?Image creation is a serious business with critically important implications for the success of any politician. But presidents must be careful in deciding how they craft the ways in which we perceive them. If they are to succeed, presidents must present an appropriate image of leadership to the American people; an image that is appropriate for the particular needs of the time when the president governs and is appropriate to the personality of that president. Their ultimate goal is to convince the public that they are actually providing leadership, even if in reality they have only a limited ability to effect outcomes. This book examines the way American presidents in the media age have shaped their public personas as a means of cultivating and advancing their political and ideological agendas. Images play an important role in the perceived success or failure of our presidents. Since public expectations are most often aimed directly at the White House and its central occupant, it is more important than ever that a president control his image, as well as presenting the right image to the American public. Reality thus becomes secondary and image is everything."--Provided by publisher
The moral animal: why we are the way we are : the new science of evolutionary psychology by Robert Wright( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines a science that has emerged from the work of evolutionary biologists and social sciences. It seeks to demonstrate how Darwin's ideas have stood the test of time and draws conclusions about the structure of basic human preoccupations such
Lesbische Liebe : 101 aufregende Stellungen( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The evolution of God
The evolution of GodNonZero : the logic of human destinyPrimates and philosophers : how morality evolvedThe evolution of GodNonzero : history, evolution & human cooperationThe moral animal: why we are the way we are : the new science of evolutionary psychology
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Robert Wright Amerikaans journalist

Robert Wright amerikanischer Journalist, Jahrgang 1957

Robert Wright journaliste américain, né en 1957

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Wright, R.

Wright, Rob

Wright, Robert A. 1957-

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