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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Human Evolution & Anthropology

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

By: James S Chisholm
296 pages, 8 figs, 2 tabs
Death, Hope and Sex
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  • Death, Hope and Sex ISBN: 9780521597081 Paperback Sep 1999 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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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.


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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By: James S Chisholm
296 pages, 8 figs, 2 tabs
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'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
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