The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9780191093074
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 544
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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published. This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Das egoistische Gen

Das egoistische Gen Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9783642553912
Release 2014-06-20
Pages 489
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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure Author David Loye
ISBN-10 0791459233
Release 2004
Pages 346
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Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.

Selfish Shallow and Self Absorbed

Selfish  Shallow  and Self Absorbed Author Meghan Daum
ISBN-10 9781250052940
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 288
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SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christiensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed makes a thoughtful and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path in life, taking our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. What emerges is a more nuanced, diverse view of what it means to live a full, satisfying life.

On the Origin of Stories

On the Origin of Stories Author Brian Boyd
ISBN-10 9780674053595
Release 2009-05-30
Pages 560
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Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd's study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.

Selfishness Altruism and Rationality

Selfishness  Altruism  and Rationality Author Howard Margolis
ISBN-10 0226505243
Release 1984-10-15
Pages 194
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Why do we volunteer time? Why do we contribute money? Why, even, do we vote, if the effect of a single vote is negligible? Rationality-based microeconomic models are hard-pressed to explain such social behavior, but Howard Margolis proposes a solution. He suggests that within each person there are two selves, one selfish and the other group-oriented, and that the individual follows a Darwinian rule for allocating resources between those two selves. "Howard Margolis's intriguing ideas . . . provide an alternative to the crude models of rational choice that have dominated economics and political science for too long."—Times Literary Supplement

Dawkins God

Dawkins  God Author Alister E. McGrath
ISBN-10 9781118964798
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 208
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A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as a popularizer of science Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examine the religious implications of his scientific ideas including a comprehensive investigation of the ‘selfish gene’ Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the interplay between science and religion

The Beauty of Being Selfish

The Beauty of Being Selfish Author Daniel S. Ison
ISBN-10 9780595301270
Release 2003-11-01
Pages 98
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Written prior to becoming a psychotherapist, the first-time author explores the concept of selfishness in a non-pejorative light. Conceiving of many potential roads to and sources of happiness, Ison views vigilant self-awareness as a necessary step toward liberating oneself from the cycle of sacrifice, self-contempt, and depression that stifles the personal pursuit of happiness. Through self-analysis, self-interest, and exploration, Ison argues that individuals can learn how to answer life's most important question: "What will make me happy?" As a still picture of a continually developing theory, this book provides fascinating insight into the individual pursuit of happiness.

Why Genes Are Not Selfish and People Are Nice

Why Genes Are Not Selfish and People Are Nice Author Colin Tudge
ISBN-10 9780863159770
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 224
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The modern world is dominated by ideas that are threatening to kill us: that life is one long battle from conception to grave; that all creatures, including human beings, are driven by their selfish DNA; that the universe is just stuff, for us to use at will. These ideas are seen as emerging from science and hard-nosed philosophy, and become self-fulfilling. They have led us to create a world in perpetual strife,that is unjust and in many ways precarious. This remarkable book by an experienced author and thinker argues there's another way of looking at the world that is just as rooted in modern science, and yet says precisely the opposite: that life is in fact cooperative; all creatures, including human beings, are basically nice; that there's more to the 'stuff' of the world than meets the eye. This book is both a powerful call to rethink our assumptions, and a message of hope for those who believe we're doomed to self-destruction.

The Altruistic Brain

The Altruistic Brain Author Donald W Pfaff
ISBN-10 9780199377473
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 224
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Since the beginning of recorded history, law and religion have provided "rules" that define good behavior. When we obey such rules, we assign to some external authority the capacity to determine how we should act. Even anarchists recognize the existence of a choice as to whether or not to obey, since no one has seriously doubted that the source of social order resides in our vast ethical systems. Debate has focused only on whose system is best, never for an instant imagining that law, religion, or some philosophical permutation of either was not the basis of prosocial action. The only divergence from this uniform understanding of human society has come from the behavioral sciences, which cite various biological bases for human goodness. Putting aside both ancient and relatively modern ethical systems, neuroscientists, psychologists, and evolutionary biologists have started a revolution more profound than any anarchist ever dreamed of. In essence, these researchers argue that the source of good human behavior - of the benevolence that we associate with the highest religious teachings - emanates from our physical make-up. Our brains, hormones, and genes literally embody our social compasses. In The Altruistic Brain, renowned neuroscientist Donald Pfaff provides the latest, most far-reaching argument in support of this revolution, explaining in exquisite detail how our neuroanatomical structure favors kindness towards others. Unlike any other study in its field, The Altruistic Brain synthesizes all the most important research into how and why - at a purely physical level - humans empathize with one another and respond altruistically. It demonstrates that human beings are "wired" to behave altruistically in the first instance, such that unprompted, spontaneous kindness is our default behavior; such behavior comes naturally, irrespective of religious or cultural determinants. Based on his own research and that of some of the world's most eminent scientists, Dr. Pfaff puts together well-established brain mechanisms into a theory that is at once novel but also easily demonstrable. He further explains how, using psycho-social approaches that are now well understood, we can clear away obstacles to the brain's natural, altruistic inclinations. This is the first book not only to explain why we are naturally good, but to suggest means of making us behave as well as we can. The Altruistic Brain is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the behavioral revolution in science and the promise that it holds for reorienting society towards greater cooperation.

The Measurement of Communication Processes

The Measurement of Communication Processes Author Joseph Woelfel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015006592029
Release 1980
Pages 278
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The Measurement of Communication Processes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Measurement of Communication Processes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Measurement of Communication Processes book for free.

Developmental Genetics

Developmental Genetics Author Gurbachan S. Miglani
ISBN-10 9788188237593
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 780
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It is directed by genes, the units of heredity, which are made up to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in all animals (including man), plants, microorganisms and most of the viruses except in some viruses where ribonucleic acid (RNA) is the genetic material. Developmental Genetics integrates the two disciplines of development and genetics into one. Key Features: * Each chapter begins with a brief introduction and historical background. * The text explains both classical and recent material. * Various phenomena of developmental genetics explained with examples of animals, plant, bacteria and viruses. * Text explained with suitable examples, illustrations, tables and figures. * List of references and review questions given at the end of each chapter * Exhaustive glossary, author index and subject index given at the end of the book. This book is essential reading for postgraduate in developmental genetics, teachers teaching this subject and developmental biologists conducting research in this area. It is also suitable for candidates preparing for ARS/UGC NET examination.

Selfish Gifts

Selfish Gifts Author Lisa McNee
ISBN-10 0791445887
Release 2000-06-01
Pages 197
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Investigates the politics and poetics of women's gendered identity in West Africa.

Defined by Choices

Defined by Choices Author ~De’ Anna Quillen Eagle Spirit~
ISBN-10 1426962649
Release 2011-07-20
Pages 48
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In this book of poetry you find empowerment and the encouragement to Take a balanced view of a holistic and natural way of thinking. Cultivating your thoughts and what your thoughts look like to you?

Olympos the Selfish Squirrel

Olympos the Selfish Squirrel Author Darla DeSosa-Rocha
ISBN-10 9781607994916
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 38
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When Olympos the squirrel seeks out the most dangerous animal in the forest to help him in his quest to become a different animal, the task she gives him puts his friends in grave danger.

Selfish or Selfless Which One Are You

Selfish or Selfless  Which One Are You Author Eric Watterson
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Selfish or Selfless Which One Are You has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Selfish or Selfless Which One Are You also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Selfish or Selfless Which One Are You book for free.

The Age of Selfish Altruism

The Age of Selfish Altruism Author Alan Fairnington
ISBN-10 PSU:000066448754
Release 2010-05-17
Pages 256
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Alan Fairnington has distilled the emerging attitudes towards our business and social mores, and traditional consumption habits in an insightful and highly readable forecast of twenty-first century trends and developments. Julie Sherborne Managing Director ACP Magazines Asia This book is a most important framing of our evolving marketplace. Companies, governments and NGOs need to pay attention and think through its ramifications. Dr. Alan Middleton Executive Director, Marketing Professor Schulich School of Business Timely, thoughtful and provocative. John A. Quelch Professor Harvard Business School Alan Fairnington provides a roadmap for marketers who need to understand the changing values and new perspectives of consumers. He provides a well argued review of the issues and opportunities which companies will need to grasp in this century. Stefan Grafe Founder and Managing Partner Mext Consulting A thought provoking and fascinating view of the future of consumerism. The book not only provides a global perspective, but also focuses on specific challenges facing China and other major economies. Hong Du Chief Operating Officer