eTextbook: Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite

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    Author(s): Kurzban, Robert

    ISBN 10: 0691154392. See all ISBN's

    ISBN 13: 9780691154398

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    Publisher: Princeton University Press

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    We're all hypocrites. Why? Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind.

    Robert Kurzban shows us that the key to understanding our behavioral inconsistencies lies in understanding the mind's design. The human mind consists of many specialized units designed by the process of evolution by natural selection. While these modules sometimes work together seamlessly, they don't always, resulting in impossibly contradictory beliefs, vacillations between patience and impulsiveness, violations of our supposed moral principles, and overinflated views of ourselves.

    This modular, evolutionary psychological view of the mind undermines deeply held intuitions about ourselves, as well as a range of scientific theories that require a "self" with consistent beliefs and preferences. Modularity suggests that there is no "I." Instead, each of us is a contentious "we"--a collection of discrete but interacting systems whose constant conflicts shape our interactions with one another and our experience of the world.

    In clear language, full of wit and rich in examples, Kurzban explains the roots and implications of our inconsistent minds, and why it is perfectly natural to believe that everyone else is a hypocrite.

    All ISBN's for this title:

    ISBN 10: 0691154392, ISBN 13: 9780691154398, eISBN 10: 1400835992, eISBN 13: 9781400835997

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