For Whose Benefit? The Biological and Cultural Evolution of Human Cooperation

Publikationsår: 2017

Lindenfors, Patrik

Springer, New York. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50874-0

This book takes the reader on a journey, navigating the enigmatic aspects of cooperation; a journey that starts inside the body and continues via our thoughts to the human super-organism.

Cooperation is one of life’s fundamental principles. We are all made of parts – genes, cells, organs, neurons, but also of ideas, or ‘memes’. Our societies too are made of parts – us humans. Is all this cooperation fundamentally the same process?

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