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Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite evolution and the modular mind

Kurzban, r.

9780691154398 - Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite evolution and the modular mind

Artikelomschrijving

Were all hypocrites. Why? Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind. Robert Kurzban shows us that the key to understanding our behavioral inconsistencies lies in understanding the minds design. The human mind consists of many specialized units designed by the process of evolution by natural selection. While these modules sometimes work together seamlessly, they dont always, resulting in impossibly contradictory beliefs, vacillations between patience and impulsiveness, violations of our supposed moral principles, and overinflated views of ourselves. This modular, evolutionary psychological view of the mind undermines deeply held intuitions about ourselves, as well as a range of scientific theories that require a self with consistent beliefs and preferences. Modularity suggests that there is no I. Instead, each of us is a contentious we - a collection of discrete but interacting systems whose constant conflicts shape our interactions with one another and our experience of the world.

Specificaties

Auteur Kurzban, r.
ISBN/EAN 9780691154398
Druk 1
€ 24,10
Verwachte bezorgdatum: 19-08

Artikelomschrijving

Were all hypocrites. Why? Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind. Robert Kurzban shows us that the key to understanding our behavioral inconsistencies lies in understanding the minds design. The human mind consists of many specialized units designed by the process of evolution by natural selection. While these modules sometimes work together seamlessly, they dont always, resulting in impossibly contradictory beliefs, vacillations between patience and impulsiveness, violations of our supposed moral principles, and overinflated views of ourselves. This modular, evolutionary psychological view of the mind undermines deeply held intuitions about ourselves, as well as a range of scientific theories that require a self with consistent beliefs and preferences. Modularity suggests that there is no I. Instead, each of us is a contentious we - a collection of discrete but interacting systems whose constant conflicts shape our interactions with one another and our experience of the world.

Specificaties

Auteur Kurzban, r.
ISBN/EAN 9780691154398
Druk 1