Minds Make Societies by Pascal Boyer audiobook

Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create

By Pascal Boyer
Read by Tom Parks

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978637184

  • ISBN: 9781978637184

Runtime: 13.06 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A watershed book that masterfully integrates insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and more to explore the development and workings of human societies

“There is no good reason why human societies should not be described and explained with the same precision and success as the rest of nature.” Thus argues evolutionary psychologist Pascal Boyer in this uniquely innovative book.

Integrating recent insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and other fields, Boyer offers precise models of why humans engage in social behaviors such as forming families, tribes, and nations, or creating gender roles. In fascinating, thought-provoking passages, he explores questions such as, Why is there conflict between groups? Why do people believe low-value information such as rumors? Why are there religions? What is social justice? What explains morality? Boyer provides a new picture of cultural transmission that draws on the pragmatics of human communication, the constructive nature of memory in human brains, and human motivation for group formation and cooperation.

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Author Bio: Pascal Boyer

Author Bio: Pascal Boyer

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 13.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English