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The Resource Denial : self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind, Ajit Varki and Danny Brower

Denial : self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind, Ajit Varki and Danny Brower

Label
Denial : self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind
Title
Denial
Title remainder
self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind
Statement of responsibility
Ajit Varki and Danny Brower
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Describes why humans are able to deny reality and ignore their own inevitable deaths to the detriment of the entire species and what might be done to change this mindset
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Varki, Ajit
Dewey number
155.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175
LC item number
.V36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Brower, Danny L
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  • Denial (Psychology)
  • Human evolution
  • Evolutionary psychology
Label
Denial : self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind, Ajit Varki and Danny Brower
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First edition, June 2013"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-360) and index
Contents
Introduction: An improbable but true story -- Where did we come from, and how did we get here? -- Becoming smarter shouldn't be hard -- There are no free lunches or free smarts -- Many levels of awareness -- The wall -- Breaking though the wall -- How did reality denial emerge? -- Evidence for reality denial is all around us! -- Too smart for our own good -- A tale of two futures: are you a pessimist or an optimist? -- On the positive value of human reality denial -- Explaining the mysterious origin of us -- Future directions -- Epilogue -- Coda
Control code
ocn816563634
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
375 p.
Isbn
9781455511914
System control number
(OCoLC)816563634
Label
Denial : self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind, Ajit Varki and Danny Brower
Publication
Note
"First edition, June 2013"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-360) and index
Contents
Introduction: An improbable but true story -- Where did we come from, and how did we get here? -- Becoming smarter shouldn't be hard -- There are no free lunches or free smarts -- Many levels of awareness -- The wall -- Breaking though the wall -- How did reality denial emerge? -- Evidence for reality denial is all around us! -- Too smart for our own good -- A tale of two futures: are you a pessimist or an optimist? -- On the positive value of human reality denial -- Explaining the mysterious origin of us -- Future directions -- Epilogue -- Coda
Control code
ocn816563634
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
375 p.
Isbn
9781455511914
System control number
(OCoLC)816563634

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