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  • The evolution of compassion

    By Robert Wright "Robert Wright uses evolutionary biology and game theory to explain why we appreciate the Golden Rule ("Do unto others..."), why we sometimes ignore it and why there’s hope that, in the near future, we might all have the compassion to follow it." Watch the video ...
     Posted by: ajstasic
  • Review of "The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment"

    "Human culture is being pressed on all sides as we grapple worldwide with issues of finance, government and freedom. Yet, as important as these are, they merely mask even greater difficulties. The increasing pressure of more people seeking ever greater affluence has impact beyond just a credit crunch...
     Posted by: admin
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Language of Human Character (2013)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 22 April 2013. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Character is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Character Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human character...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • To Be Virtuous, Second Edition (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 12 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. To Be Virtuous, Second Edition is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Virtues Dictionary," a definitive record of 4,900 definitions representing the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Language of Human Virtue (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date: 20 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Virtue is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Building Virtue Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human virtue with...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Sympathy in Mind (1876-1900) (2009)

    Lanzoni, Susan "The article discusses the account of emotion which highlights the bodily and physiological constitution of various feeling-states. It highlights the role of sympathy, which was most often understood to be a kind of tenderheartedness linked to, but distinct from love, in the debates...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Social Evolution: The Smell of Cheating (2009)

    Abstract: Coercion is a powerful means to enforce altruism and promote social cohesion in animal groups, but it requires the reliable identification of selfish individuals. Experiments in a desert ant provide the first direct proof that a single cuticular hydrocarbon elicits the policing of reproductive...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Explaining Altruism: A Simulation-Based Approach and its Limits (2008)

    by Eckhart Arnold "Employing computer simulations for the study of the evolution of altruism has been popular since Axelrod's book „The Evolution of Cooperation“. But have the myriads of simulation studies that followed in Axelrod's footsteps really increased our knowledge about the evolution...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Sexual Selection for Moral Virtues (2007)

    Abstract: Moral evolution theories have emphasized kinship, reciprocity, group selection, and equilibrium selection. Yet, moral virtues are also sexually attractive. Darwin suggested that sexual attractiveness may explain many aspects of human morality. This paper updates his argument by integrating...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • From Biology to Consciousness to Morality (2003)

    Abstract: Social animals are provisioned with prosocial orientations that operate to transcend self-interest. Morality , as used here, describes human versions of such orientations. We explore the evolutionary antecedents of morality in the context of emergentism, giving considerable attention to the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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