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The goodness paradox : the strange relationship between virtue and violence in human evolution, Richard Wrangham

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The goodness paradox : the strange relationship between virtue and violence in human evolution
Title
The goodness paradox
Title remainder
the strange relationship between virtue and violence in human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wrangham
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Language
eng
Summary
"Highly accessible, authoritative, and intellectually provocative, a startlingly original theory of how Homo sapiens came to be: Richard Wrangham forcefully argues that, a quarter of a million years ago, rising intelligence among our ancestors led to a unique new ability with unexpected consequences: our ancestors invented socially sanctioned capital punishment, facilitating domestication, increased cooperation, the accumulation of culture, and ultimately the rise of civilization itself. Throughout history even as quotidian life has exhibited calm and tolerance war has never been far away, and even within societies violence can be a threat. The Goodness Paradox gives a new and powerful argument for how and why this uncanny combination of peacefulness and violence crystallized after our ancestors acquired language in Africa a quarter of a million years ago. Words allowed the sharing of intentions that enabled men effectively to coordinate their actions. Verbal conspiracies paved the way for planned conflicts and, most importantly, for the uniquely human act of capital punishment. The victims of capital punishment tended to be aggressive men, and as their genes waned, our ancestors became tamer. This ancient form of systemic violence was critical, not only encouraging cooperation in peace and war and in culture, but also for making us who we are: Homo sapiens"--
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1948-
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Wrangham, Richard W.
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281.4
LC item number
.W73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human evolution
  • Human behavior
  • Aggressiveness
  • Aggressiveness
  • Human behavior
  • Human evolution
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Primatology
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The goodness paradox : the strange relationship between virtue and violence in human evolution, Richard Wrangham
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: virtue and violence in human evolution -- The paradox -- Two types of aggression -- Human domestication -- Breeding peace -- Wild domesticates -- Belyaev's rule in human evolution -- The tyrant problem -- Capital punishment -- What domestication did -- The evolution of right and wrong -- Overwhelming power -- War -- Paradox lost
Control code
1057730932
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 377 pages
Isbn
9781101870907
Lccn
2018028837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057730932
Label
The goodness paradox : the strange relationship between virtue and violence in human evolution, Richard Wrangham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: virtue and violence in human evolution -- The paradox -- Two types of aggression -- Human domestication -- Breeding peace -- Wild domesticates -- Belyaev's rule in human evolution -- The tyrant problem -- Capital punishment -- What domestication did -- The evolution of right and wrong -- Overwhelming power -- War -- Paradox lost
Control code
1057730932
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 377 pages
Isbn
9781101870907
Lccn
2018028837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057730932

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