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Unto others : the evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior

Author: Elliott Sober; David Sloan Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors demonstrate that unselfish behavior is in fact an important feature of both biological and human nature. Their book provides a panoramic view of altruism throughout the animal  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Sober; David Sloan Wilson
ISBN: 0674930479 9780674930476 0674930460 9780674930469
OCLC Number: 318260306
Description: 394 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Bentham's Corpse Evolutionary Altruism Altruism as a Biological Concept A Unified Theory of Evolutionary Altruism Adaptation and Multilevel Selection Group Selection and Human Behavior Human Groups as Adaptive Units Psychological Altruism Motives as Proximate Mechanisms Three Theories of Motivation Psychological Evidence Philosophical Arguments The Evolution of Psychological Altruism Conclusion: Pluralism Notes References Index
Responsibility: Elliott Sober, David Sloan Wilson.

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Do people help others because they think they will get pleasure from doing so (hedonism), or because they have an ultimate desire to help another (true altruism)? Sober and Wilson argue that Read more...

 
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