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10%OFFSober, Elliott; Wilson, David Sloan - Unto Others - 9780674930476 - V9780674930476
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Unto Others

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Description for Unto Others Paperback. No matter what we do, however kind or generous our deeds may seem, a hidden motive of selfishness lurks - or so science has claimed for years. This book tells readers differently. The authors demonstrate that unselfish behaviour is in fact an important feature of both biological and human nature. Num Pages: 416 pages, 8 line illustrations. BIC Classification: JMAL; JMS; PSAJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 234 x 154 x 28. Weight in Grams: 476.
No matter what we do, however kind or generous our deeds may seem, a hidden motive of selfishness lurks--or so science has claimed for years. This book, whose publication promises to be a major scientific event, tells us differently. In Unto Others philosopher Elliott Sober and biologist David Sloan Wilson demonstrate once and for all 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 kingdom--from self-sacrificing parasites to insects that subsume themselves in the superorganism of a colony to the human capacity for ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
416
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1999
Condition
New
Weight
570g
Number of Pages
416
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass, United States
ISBN
9780674930476
SKU
V9780674930476
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About Sober, Elliott; Wilson, David Sloan
Elliott Sober is Vilas Research Professor and Hans Reichenbach Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. David Sloan Wilson is Professor of Biology at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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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 evolutionary biology can shed light on this problem. They do not say that human traits that evolved by individual selection are hedonistic and those that evolved by group ... Read more

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