Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature

Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature

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Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature is an original, highly theoretical work dealing with the transition from genes to behavior using general principles of evolution, especially those of sexual selection. It seeks to develop a seamless transition from genes to human motivations as bio-electric brain processes (emotional-cognitive processes), to human nature propensities (various constellations of emotional-cognitive forces, desires and fears) to species typical patterns of behavior.
This work covers two often antagonistic fields: biology and the social sciences. It should be of strong interest to anthropologists, sociologists, sociobiologists, psychobiologists and psychologists who are interested in the question of human nature influences on social behavior.
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  • Hardback | 257 pages
  • 162.6 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 544.32g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XII, 257 p.
  • 0792374738
  • 9780792374732

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. In Search of Human Nature: Reason and Rationality. 2. Biology and the Social Sciences: The Issue of Morality. 3. Biology and the Social Sciences: Epistemological and Ontological issues. 4. Human Nature: Emotional-Cognitive Processes. 5. The Psychology of Human Emotional-Cognitive Processing. 6. Advanced Cognition. 7. Human Nature and Social Propensities. 8. In Search of Political Society. Notes. References. Index.
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