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Death, Hope and Sex: Steps to an Evolutionary Ecology of Mind and Morality

By: James S Chisholm

296 pages, 8 figs, 2 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 1999 | #100812 | ISBN: 0521597080
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Hardback | Sep 1999 | #100811 | ISBN: 052159281X
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About this book

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.

'Chisholm, an expert on child development, an evolutionist, and a humanist, provides a much needed bridge between the disparate and often warring worlds of developmental psychology, cultural studies and evolutionary theory. This beautifully conceived, well-researched and very thoughtful book deserves a broad audience.' Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of The Woman that Never Evolved and Mother Nature


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Evolution and explanation; 2. Evolution and development; 3. The nature of value; 4. Representing value; 5. Sex and uncertainty; 6. The cost of continuing; References.

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