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The Resource Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley

Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley

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Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation
Title
Evolution, games, and God
Title remainder
the principle of cooperation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley
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Language
eng
Summary
"According to the reigning competition-driven model of evolution, selfish behaviors that maximize an organism's reproductive potential offer a fitness advantage over self-sacrificing behaviors--rendering unselfish behavior for the sake of others a mystery that requires extra explanation. Evolution, Games, and God addresses this conundrum by exploring how cooperation, working alongside mutation and natural selection, plays a critical role in populations from microbes to human societies. Inheriting a tendency to cooperate, argue the contributors to this book, may be as beneficial as the self-preserving instincts usually thought to be decisive in evolutionary dynamics. Assembling experts in mathematical biology, history of science, psychology, philosophy, and theology, Martin Nowak and Sarah Coakley take an interdisciplinary approach to the terms "cooperation" and "altruism." Using game theory, the authors elucidate mechanisms by which cooperation--a form of working together in which one individual benefits at the cost of another--arises through natural selection. They then examine altruism--cooperation which includes the sometimes conscious choice to act sacrificially for the collective good--as a key concept in scientific attempts to explain the origins of morality. Discoveries in cooperation go beyond the spread of genes in a population to include the spread of cultural transformations such as languages, ethics, and religious systems of meaning. The authors resist the presumption that theology and evolutionary theory are inevitably at odds. Rather, in rationally presenting a number of theological interpretations of the phenomena of cooperation and altruism, they find evolutionary explanation and theology to be strongly compatible."--
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Nowak, M. A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Coakley, Sarah
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Cooperation
  • Self-denial
  • Altruism
Label
Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Five rules for the evolution of cooperation
  • Martin A. Nowak
  • Mathematical models of cooperation
  • Christoph Hauert
  • Economics and evolution : complementary perspectives on cooperation
  • Johan Almenberg and Anna Dreber
  • Social prosthetic systems and human motivation : one reason why cooperation is fundamentally human
  • Stephen M. Kosslyn
  • The uniqueness of human cooperation : cognition, cooperation, and religion
  • Dominic D.P. Johnson
  • Why cooperation makes a difference
  • Self-denial and its discontents : toward clarification of the intrapersonal conflict between "selfishnes" and "altruism"
  • Maurice Lee
  • Unpredicted outcomes in the games of life
  • Jeffrey P. Scholss
  • What can game theory tell us about humans?
  • Justin C. Fisher
  • How not to fight about cooperation
  • Ned Hall
  • The moral organ : a prophylaxis against the whims of culture
  • Marc D. Hauser
  • Sarah Coakley and Martin A. Nowak
  • A new case for Kantianism : evolution, cooperation, and deontological claims in human society
  • Friedrich Lohmann
  • Nature, normative grammars, and moral judgments
  • Jean Porter
  • The Christian love ethic and evolutionary "cooperation" : the lessons and limits of Eudaimonism and game theory
  • Timothy P. Jackson
  • Altruism, normalcy, and God
  • Alexander Pruss
  • Evolution, altruism, and God : why the levels of emergent complexity matter
  • Philip Clayton
  • "Ready to aid one another" : Darwin on nature, God, and cooperation
  • The problem of evil and cooperation
  • Michael Rota
  • Evolution, cooperation, and divine providence
  • Sarah Coakley
  • John Hedley Brooke
  • Altruism : morals from history
  • Thomas Dixon
  • Evolution and "cooperation" in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America : science, theology, and the social gospel
  • Heather D. Curtis
Control code
FIEb17358772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages ;
Isbn
9780674047976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812067633
Label
Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Five rules for the evolution of cooperation
  • Martin A. Nowak
  • Mathematical models of cooperation
  • Christoph Hauert
  • Economics and evolution : complementary perspectives on cooperation
  • Johan Almenberg and Anna Dreber
  • Social prosthetic systems and human motivation : one reason why cooperation is fundamentally human
  • Stephen M. Kosslyn
  • The uniqueness of human cooperation : cognition, cooperation, and religion
  • Dominic D.P. Johnson
  • Why cooperation makes a difference
  • Self-denial and its discontents : toward clarification of the intrapersonal conflict between "selfishnes" and "altruism"
  • Maurice Lee
  • Unpredicted outcomes in the games of life
  • Jeffrey P. Scholss
  • What can game theory tell us about humans?
  • Justin C. Fisher
  • How not to fight about cooperation
  • Ned Hall
  • The moral organ : a prophylaxis against the whims of culture
  • Marc D. Hauser
  • Sarah Coakley and Martin A. Nowak
  • A new case for Kantianism : evolution, cooperation, and deontological claims in human society
  • Friedrich Lohmann
  • Nature, normative grammars, and moral judgments
  • Jean Porter
  • The Christian love ethic and evolutionary "cooperation" : the lessons and limits of Eudaimonism and game theory
  • Timothy P. Jackson
  • Altruism, normalcy, and God
  • Alexander Pruss
  • Evolution, altruism, and God : why the levels of emergent complexity matter
  • Philip Clayton
  • "Ready to aid one another" : Darwin on nature, God, and cooperation
  • The problem of evil and cooperation
  • Michael Rota
  • Evolution, cooperation, and divine providence
  • Sarah Coakley
  • John Hedley Brooke
  • Altruism : morals from history
  • Thomas Dixon
  • Evolution and "cooperation" in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America : science, theology, and the social gospel
  • Heather D. Curtis
Control code
FIEb17358772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages ;
Isbn
9780674047976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812067633

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