Blueprint

ISBN: 9780316423915 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Nicholas A. Christakis Editură: Little, Brown and Company Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 544 Stoc: La comandă

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For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all our inventions -- our tools, farms, machines, cities, nations -- we carry with us innate proclivities to make a good society.

In Blueprint, Nicholas A. Christakis introduces the compelling idea that our genes affect not only our bodies and behaviors, but also the ways in which we make societies, ones that are surprisingly similar worldwide. With many vivid examples -- including diverse historical and contemporary cultures, communities formed in the wake of shipwrecks, commune dwellers seeking utopia, online groups thrown together by design or involving artificially intelligent bots, and even the tender and complex social arrangements of elephants and dolphins that so resemble our own -- Christakis shows that, despite a human history replete with violence, we cannot escape our social blueprint for goodness.

In a world of increasing political and economic polarization, it's tempting to ignore the positive role of our evolutionary past. But by exploring the ancient roots of goodness in civilization, Blueprint shows that our genes have shaped societies for our welfare and that, in a feedback loop stretching back many thousands of years, societies have shaped, and are still shaping, our genes today.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Nicholas A. Christakis
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Little, Brown and Company
Latime
15
Inaltime
23.2
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
544
Subtitlu
The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
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