The Resource A Cooperative Species, Bowles, Samuel, (electronic resource)

A Cooperative Species, Bowles, Samuel, (electronic resource)

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A Cooperative Species
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A Cooperative Species
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Bowles, Samuel
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  • eng
  • eng
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Why do humans, uniquely among animals, cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded behavior is widespread and cannot be explained simply by far-sighted self-interest or a desire to help close genealogical kin. In A Cooperative Species , Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis--pioneers in the new experimental and evolutionary science of human behavior--show that the central issue is not why selfish people act generously, but instead how genetic and cultural evolution has produced a species in which substantial numbers make sacrifices to uphold ethical norms and to help even total strangers. The authors describe how, for thousands of generations, cooperation with fellow group members has been essential to survival. Groups that created institutions to protect the civic-minded from exploitation by the selfish flourished and prevailed in conflicts with less cooperative groups. Key to this process was the evolution of social emotions such as shame and guilt, and our capacity to internalize social norms so that acting ethically became a personal goal rather than simply a prudent way to avoid punishment. Using experimental, archaeological, genetic, and ethnographic data to calibrate models of the coevolution of genes and culture as well as prehistoric warfare and other forms of group competition, A Cooperative Species provides a compelling and novel account of how humans came to be moral and cooperative
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Bowles, Samuel
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  • Gintis, Herbert
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A Cooperative Species, Bowles, Samuel, (electronic resource)
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https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9781400838837/?ar
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online resource
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text
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1st edition
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280 p.
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online
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Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
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computer
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rdamedia
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9781400838837
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Electronic reproduction.
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  • (Sirsi) a272127
  • (Safari)9781400838837
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Cooperative Species, Bowles, Samuel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9781400838837/?ar
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781400838837
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a272127
  • (Safari)9781400838837
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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