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Author LinkVarki, Ajit.
Title LinkDenial : self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind / Ajit Varki and Danny Brower.
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Twelve, c2013.
Description 375 p. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note "First edition, June 2013"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-360) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction: An improbable but true story -- Where did we come from, and how did we get here? -- Becoming smarter shouldn’t be hard -- There are no free lunches or free smarts -- Many levels of awareness -- The wall -- Breaking though the wall -- How did reality denial emerge? -- Evidence for reality denial is all around us! -- Too smart for our own good -- A tale of two futures: are you a pessimist or an optimist? -- On the positive value of human reality denial -- Explaining the mysterious origin of us -- Future directions -- Epilogue -- Coda.
Summary Describes why humans are able to deny reality and ignore their own inevitable deaths to the detriment of the entire species and what might be done to change this mindset.
Subject LinkDenial (Psychology)
LinkHuman evolution.
LinkEvolutionary psychology.
Add.Author LinkBrower, Danny L.
LinkMussar, Kaitlyn, honoree.

System Number 000671696
ISBN Link1455511919

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