Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite Evolution and the Modular Mind

ISBN-10: 0691154392
ISBN-13: 9780691154398
Edition: 2012
Authors: Robert Kurzban
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Consistently Inconsistent
Evolution and the Fragmented Brain
Who Is "I"?
Modular Me
The Truth Hurts
Psychological Propaganda
Self-Deception
Self-Control
Morality and Contradictions
Morality Is for the Birds
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index

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