A Cooperative Species
Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $25.95|
| Book Description: |
Why do humans, uniquely among animals, cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded behavior is widespread and cannot be explained simply by far-sighted self-interest or a desire to help close genealogical kin.
In A Cooperative Species, Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis--pioneers in the new experimental and evolutionary science of human behavior--show that...