NONZERO

NONZERO

The Logic of Human Destiny

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history–and discerning where history will lead us next.

In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever since the primordial ooze, life has followed a basic pattern. Organisms and human societies alike have grown more complex by mastering the challenges of internal cooperation. Wright's narrative ranges from fossilized bacteria to vampire bats, from stone-age villages to the World Trade Organization, uncovering such surprises as the benefits of barbarian hordes and the useful stability of feudalism. Here is history endowed with moral significance–a way of looking at our biological and cultural evolution that suggests, refreshingly, that human morality has improved over time, and that our instinct to discover meaning may itself serve a higher purpose. Insightful, witty, profound, Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's ongoing transformation of the world.

Baker & Taylor
Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is "in the cards" for humanity as the species continues to evolve.

Baker
& Taylor

Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is "in the cards" for humanity as the species continues to evolve. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: Vintage Books, 2001
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780679758945
0679758941

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isaacsanna Sep 19, 2011

Game theory is fascinating and exciting!

"...a world in which just about everybody holds alliegance to enough different groups with enough different kinds of people, so that plain old fashioned bigotry would entail discomfoting cognitive dissonance. It isn't that everyone will love everyone, but rather that everyone will be like enough different kinds of people to make hating any given type problematic."

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