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The Battle for human nature: science, morality and modern life

Author: Schwartz, Barry Publisher: Norton 1986.Language: EnglishDescription: 348 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780393304459Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Battle for Human Nature Science, Morality and Modern Life Contents Acknowledgments 1 Free to Choose 2 From Ought to Is: Science and Human Nature THE RELEVANCE OF WHAT IS TO WHAT OUGHT TO BE 25 SCIENCE 32 A SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE 39 BIOLOGY, BEHAVIOR THEORY, AND ECONOMICS 43 "IS," "OUGHT," AND SCIENCE 48 3 Economics and Human Nature THE ORIGINS OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE 57 THE SCIENCE OF ECONOMIC RATIONALITY 65 ECONOMIC RATIONALITY AND LABOR 74 ECONOMIC RATIONALITY AND THE MARKET 78 ECONOMIC MAN, THE MARKET, AND SOCIAL WELFARE 80 4 Evolutionary Biology and Human Nature DARWIN 87 DARWIN AND MORALITY 89 THE EXPLANATORY FRAMEWORK 92 SOCIOBIOLOGY 99 MATE SELECTION AND SEX 100 11 15 23 54 85 8 CONTENTS THE SOCIOBIOLOGY OF CHILD CARE 107 THE SOCIOBIOLOGY OF ALTRUISM 110 AGGRESSION 113 5 Behavior Theory and Human Nature THE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK 119 CENTRAL CONCEPTS OF BEHAVIOR THEORY 125 THE ECONOMICS OF BEHAVIOR 132 A UNIFIED SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE 148 6 The Limits of Economics ECONOMIC IRRATIONALITY 153 THE FRAMING OF DECISIONS 166 WHAT IS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY? 171 RATIONAL ECONOMIC MAN AND HISTORY 174 ECONOMIC HISTORY AND ECONOMIC SCIENCE 179 7 The Limits of Evolutionary Biology EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR 183 CONSTRAINTS ON PERFECTION 185 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE 195 BIOLOGY AND RATIONALITY 195 FUNCTIONALISM, RATIONALITY, AND COOPERATION 201 CULTURE AND BIOLOGY 208 8 The Limits of Behavior Theory THE LIMITS OF SCIENTIFIC THEORIES 217 LIMITS OF THE LABORATORY 220 LIMITS OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS 224 THE EVOLUTION OF WORK 228 TURNING THINKING INTO FACTORY WORK 239 9 Economic Imperialism: Individual Goods and Social Bads 247 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 250 THE PROBLEM OF THE COMMONS 255 MORAL RESTRAINTS ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY 260 ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM AND THE UNDERMINING OF COMMITMENT 263 THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF SOCIAL RELATIONS 266 PRACTICES AND THEIR CONTAMINATION 268 10 Economic Imperialism: The Market Erodes and Democracy Explodes 281 THE TIPPING OF SOCIALITY AND THE CHANGING OF SOCIAL NORMS 283 THE EROSION OF THE MARKET 291 ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM AND DEMOCRACY 296 216 182 152 117 CONTENTS 9 SPHERES OF SOCIAL LIFE 301 PRESERVING SPHERES OF SOCIAL LIFE 307 11 Summing Up FACTS, MORALS, AND SCIENCE 311 ECONOMICS, BIOLOGY, AND BEHAVIOR THEORY 313 THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE 317 ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM 321 Epilogue Notes Index 323 327 337 310

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