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Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

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In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history-and discerning where history will lead us next.

In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever since the primordial ooze, life has followed a basic pattern. Organisms and human societies alike have grown more complex by mastering the challenges of internal cooperation. Wright's narrative ranges from fossilized bacteria to vampire bats, from stone-age villages to the World Trade Organization, uncovering such surprises as the benefits of barbarian hordes and the useful stability of feudalism. Here is history endowed with moral significance-a way of looking at our biological and cultural evolution that suggests, refreshingly, that human morality has improved over time, and that our instinct to discover meaning may itself serve a higher purpose. Insightful, witty, profound, Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's ongoing transformation of the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679758945
Author:
Wright, Robert
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Evolution - Human
Subject:
Social evolution
Subject:
Fate and fatalism
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
General science
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
00-12
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.14 x 0.97 in 0.7 lb

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