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Machiavellian Intelligence II by Richard W. Byrne
Book DescriptionHow can the intelligence of monkeys and apes, and the huge brain expansion which marked human evolution be explained? In 1988, Machiavellian Intelligence was the first book to assemble the early evidence suggesting a new answer: that the evolution of intellect was primarily driven by selection for manipulative, social expertise within groups where the most challenging problem faced by individuals was dealing with their companions. Since then a wealth of new information and ideas has accumulated. This new book will bring readers up to date with the most important developments, extending the scope of the original ideas and evaluating them empirically from different perspectives. It is essential reading for reseachers and students in many different branches of evolution and behavioural sciences, primatology, and philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521550871
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard W. Byrne
Evolving Insight, Paperback (March 2016)
Coming 20 years after publication of Richard Byrne's seminal book The Thinking Ape, Evolving Insight develops a new theory of the evolutionary origins of our human ability to understand the world of objects and other people. In a clear and accessible style, the book reviews the evidence for insight in the cognition of animals.
Machiavellian Intelligence II, Paperback (September 1997)
Extends and evaluates the Machiavellian Intelligence Hypothesis for intelligence's social basis.
Thinking Ape, Paperback (February 1995)
Intelligence is a product of evolution, opening the possibility that our nearest relatives - apes and monkeys - are also intelligent. Dr Bryne provides a detailed introduction to the differences and similarities between humans and other primates in their cognitive abilities.
Machiavellian Intelligence, Paperback (July 1988)» View all books by Richard W. Byrne
An examination of the theory that the driving force behind the human intellect was social expertise, and that the need to outwit colleagues produces an evolutionary spiralling of "Machiavellian intelligence".
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