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Title:Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Pascal Boyer
Publisher:Yale University Press
ISBN:0300223455
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Number of Pages:320
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Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create by Pascal Boyer

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create A watershed book that masterfully integrates insights from evolutionary biology genetics psychology economics and more to explore the development and workings of human societies b .

There is no good reason why human societies should not be described and explained with the same precision and success as the rest of nature Thus argues evolutionary psychologist Pascal Boyer in this uniquely innovative book .

Integrating recent insights from evolutionary biology genetics psychology economics and other fields he offers precise models of why humans engage in social behaviors such as forming families tribes and nations or creating gender roles In fascinating thought provoking passages he explores questions such as Why is there conflict between groups Why do people believe low value information like rumors Why are there religions What is social justice What explains morality Boyer provides a new picture of cultural transmission that draws on the pragmatics of human communication the constructive nature of memory in human brains and human motivation for group formation and cooperation

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