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The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
von Robert Wright
Preis: EUR 16,43

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Careful readers benefit from Wright's insights, 14. Januar 2000
Wright's work, which continues Dawkins' and Darwin's, makes evolutionary psychology clear and accessible. But like many overviews of branches of science, one needs to appreciate the subtle and counter-intuitive points the author makes to fully understand the author's thesis.
Wright clearly states his cultural bias in the final chapter of the book, and makes the case for traditional mores despite their insuitability to our ancestral environment. What we want to do, he points out, is not necessarily what we should do.
The bulk of the book explains what we want to do, and to a lesser extent how culture informs our sexual choices. He deliberately avoids in-depth discussion of culture's influence, preferring to explain how morality evolved in our ancestral environment, and how it suits that environment. As a student of evolution should know, suitability to the ancestral environment--i.e., small hunter-gatherer tribal groups--does not easily translate into the modern, urban environment. Wright makes that very clear.
Read in conjunction with Dawkins' _Selfish Gene_, this is a must-have part of a complete library.

Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago
Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago
von Mike Royko
Preis: EUR 14,23

5.0 von 5 Sternen A must-read for the serious Chicagoan, 26. Oktober 1998
The poor student below who was "forced to read" Mike Royko's masterpiece should probably avoid Nelson Algren's "City on the Make" as well. The two books together make the reader understand what makes Chicago the greatest city in North America.

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