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Categorii: Diverse, Diverse

Limba: Engleza

Data publicării: 2024

Editura: Cornerstone

Tip copertă: Paperback

Nr Pag: 368

ISBN: 9781529152234

Dimensiuni: l: 15cm | H: 23cm | 3.2cm | 449g

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‘Insightful and breathtaking.’ Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens

‘Bold and sweeping.’ Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
‘Profoundly thought-provoking.’ Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics

How our evolved psychology has shaped the past, present and future of humanity.

Each of us is endowed with an inheritance. A set of ancient biases, forged through countless millennia of natural and cultural selection, which shape every facet of our behaviour.

For generations, this inheritance has taken us to ever greater heights, driving the rise of more sophisticated technologies, more organized religions, more expansive empires. But now, for the first time, it is failing us. We find ourselves careering towards a future of unprecedented political polarization, deadlier wars, and environmental destruction.

In Inheritance, renowned anthropologist Harvey Whitehouse offers a sweeping account of how our evolved biases have shaped humanity’s past and imperil its future. Unveiling a pioneering new way of viewing our collective history – one that weaves together psychological experiments, on-the-ground fieldwork, and big data – Whitehouse introduces three biases that shape human behaviour everywhere: conformism, religiosity, and tribalism.

These biases have catalysed the greatest transformations in human history, from the birth of agriculture and arrival of the first kings to the rise and fall of human sacrifice and creation of multiethnic empires. Yet today, they are driving us to ruin. Taking us deep into New Guinea tribes, Libyan militias, and predatory ad agencies, Whitehouse shows how the tools we once used to manage our biases are breaking down, with devastating implications for us all.

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