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Death, Hope and Sex: Steps to an Evolutionary Ecology of Mind and Morality

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By showing how and why human nature is what it is, evolutionary theory can help us see better what we need to do to improve the human condition. Following evolutionary theory to its logical conclusion, Death, Hope and Sex uses life history theory and attachment theory to construct a model of human nature in which critical features are understood in terms of the development of alternative reproductive strategies contingent on environmental risk and uncertainty. James Chisholm examines the implications of this model for perspectives on concerns associated with human reproduction, including teen pregnancy, and young male violence. He thus develops new approaches for thorny issues such as the nature-nurture and mind-body dichotomies. Bridging the gap between the social and biological sciences, this far-reaching volume will be a source of inspiration, debate and discussion for all those interested in the evolution of human nature and the potential for an evolutionary humanism.

Synopsis:

Death, Hope and Sex examines how and why human nature is what it is, following evoutionary theory to its logical conclusion. Uniquely focussing on reproductive strategies as contingent on environmental risk and uncertainties, James Chisholm sheds new light on teen pregnancy, young male violence and risk-taking and provides an evolutionary rationale for valuing human rights equality and freedom. Bridging the gap between the social and biological sciences, this far-reaching volume will be a source of inspiration, debate and discussion for all those interested in the evolution of human nature.

Synopsis:

Fascinating and controversial examination of how evolutionary theory sheds light on human nature using reproductive issues as a focus.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-275) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Evolution and explanation; 2. Evolution and development; 3. The nature of value; 4. Representing value; 5. Sex and uncertainty; 6. The cost of continuing; References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521597081
Author:
Chisholm, James S.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
James S., Chisholm
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Reproduction
Subject:
Human reproduction
Subject:
Philosophy of mind
Subject:
Evolution - Human
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Nature and nurture
Subject:
Genetic psychology
Subject:
Philosophical anthropology
Subject:
Morals.
Subject:
Human reproduction -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Mind-Body Relations
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Steps to an Evolutio
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w illus. 2 tables
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.96x6.02x.62 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Death, Hope and Sex examines how and why human nature is what it is, following evoutionary theory to its logical conclusion. Uniquely focussing on reproductive strategies as contingent on environmental risk and uncertainties, James Chisholm sheds new light on teen pregnancy, young male violence and risk-taking and provides an evolutionary rationale for valuing human rights equality and freedom. Bridging the gap between the social and biological sciences, this far-reaching volume will be a source of inspiration, debate and discussion for all those interested in the evolution of human nature.
"Synopsis" by , Fascinating and controversial examination of how evolutionary theory sheds light on human nature using reproductive issues as a focus.
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