Death, Hope and Sex by James S. Chisholm
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Death, Hope and Sex
By James S. Chisholm

Death, Hope and Sex

Steps to an Evolutionary Ecology of Mind and Morality

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Death, Hope and Sex by James S. Chisholm

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By showing how and why human nature is what it is, evolutionary theory can help us see better what we need to do to improve the human condition. Following evolutionary theory to its logical conclusion, Death, Hope and Sex uses life history theory and attachment theory to construct a model of human nature in which critical features are understood in terms of the development of alternative reproductive strategies contingent on environmental risk and uncertainty. James Chisholm examines the implications of this model for perspectives on concerns associated with human reproduction, including teen pregnancy, and young male violence. He thus develops new approaches for thorny issues such as the nature-nurture and mind-body dichotomies. Bridging the gap between the social and biological sciences, this far-reaching volume will be a source of inspiration, debate and discussion for all those interested in the evolution of human nature and the potential for an evolutionary humanism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521597081
ISBN-10: 0521597080
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Fascinating and controversial examination of how evolutionary theory sheds light on human nature using reproductive issues as a focus.

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