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The Resource Essential building blocks of human nature, Ulrich J. Frey, Charlotte Störmer, Kai P. Willführ, editors, (electronic book)

Essential building blocks of human nature, Ulrich J. Frey, Charlotte Störmer, Kai P. Willführ, editors, (electronic book)

Label
Essential building blocks of human nature
Title
Essential building blocks of human nature
Statement of responsibility
Ulrich J. Frey, Charlotte Störmer, Kai P. Willführ, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To understand why we humans are as we are, it is necessary to look at the essential building blocks that comprise our nature. The foundations of this structure are our evolutionary origins as primates and our social roots. Upon these rest features such as our emotions, language and aesthetic preferences, with our self-perceptions, self-deceptions and thirst for knowledge right at the top. The unifying force holding these blocks together is evolutionary theory. Evolution provides a deeper understanding of human nature and, in particular, of the common roots of these different perspectives. To b
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
128
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.E87 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Frey, Ulrich J.
  • Störmer, Charlotte
  • Willführ, Kai P
Series statement
Frontiers collection
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  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Evolution
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
  • Science
  • Natural history
Label
Essential building blocks of human nature, Ulrich J. Frey, Charlotte Störmer, Kai P. Willführ, editors, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; Chapter 1 Our Origins: What Makes Us Different from apes?; Chapter 2 Our Children: Parental Decisions -- How Much to Invest in Your Offspring; Chapter 3 Our Social Roots: How the Local Ecology shapes Our Social Structures; Chapter 4 Our Emotions: Explaining Emotions -- Reducing a Complex Phenomenon; Chapter 5 Our Morality: Cooperation and Cultural Differences; Chapter 6 Our Preferences: Why we Like What We Like; Chapter 7 Our Appetite for Information: Ancestral Brains in Modern Environments -- The Influences of Media
Control code
SPR694575935
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 158 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642139680
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Essential building blocks of human nature, Ulrich J. Frey, Charlotte Störmer, Kai P. Willführ, editors, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; Chapter 1 Our Origins: What Makes Us Different from apes?; Chapter 2 Our Children: Parental Decisions -- How Much to Invest in Your Offspring; Chapter 3 Our Social Roots: How the Local Ecology shapes Our Social Structures; Chapter 4 Our Emotions: Explaining Emotions -- Reducing a Complex Phenomenon; Chapter 5 Our Morality: Cooperation and Cultural Differences; Chapter 6 Our Preferences: Why we Like What We Like; Chapter 7 Our Appetite for Information: Ancestral Brains in Modern Environments -- The Influences of Media
Control code
SPR694575935
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 158 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642139680
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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