Mating Mind How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature

ISBN-10: 038549517X

ISBN-13: 9780385495172

Edition: N/A

Authors: Geoffrey Miller, Geoffrey Miller

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At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller offers the most convincing–and radical–explanation for how and why the human mind evolved. Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: these are the traits that make us human. Scientists have traditionally explained these qualities as merely a side effect of surplus brain size, but Miller argues that they were sexual attractors, not side effects. He bases his argument on Darwin’s theory of sexual selection, which until now has played second fiddle to Darwin’s theory of natural selection, and draws on ideas and research from a wide range of fields, including psychology, economics, history, and pop culture. Witty, powerfully argued, and continually thought-provoking, The Mating Mind is a landmark in our understanding of our own species.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Central Park
Darwin's Prodigy
The Runaway Brain
A Mind Fit for Mating
Ornamental Genius
Courtship in the Pleistocene
Bodies of Evidence
Arts of Seduction
Virtues of Good Breeding
Cyrano and Scheherazade
The Wit to Woo
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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