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The Resource NonZero : the logic of human destiny, Robert Wright

NonZero : the logic of human destiny, Robert Wright

Label
NonZero : the logic of human destiny
Title
NonZero
Title remainder
the logic of human destiny
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the beginning of Nonzero, Robert Wright sets out to "define the arrow of the history of life, from the primordial soup to the World Wide Web." Twenty-two chapters later, after a sweeping and vivid narrative of the human past, he has succeeded - and has mounted a powerful challenge to the conventional view that evolution and human history are aimless." "Ingeniously employing game theory - the logic of "zero-sum" and "non-zero-sum" games - Wright isolates the impetus behind life's basic direction; the impetus that, via biological evolution, created complex, intelligent animals and then, via cultural evolution, pushed the human species toward deeper and vaster social complexity." "Wright argues that a coolly scientific appraisal of humanity's three-billion-year past can give new spiritual meaning to the present and even offer political guidance for the future. Nonzero will change the way people think about the human prospect."--Jacket
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Robert
Dewey number
303.4
Index
index present
LC call number
GN360
LC item number
.W75 2001b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
  • History
  • Cultural Evolution
  • History
  • Évolution sociale
  • Homme
  • Histoire
  • history (discipline)
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • History
  • Evolution
  • Soziale Evolution
  • Evolutie
  • Menselijk bestaan
  • Zin (filosofie)
Label
NonZero : the logic of human destiny, Robert Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ladder of cultural evolution -- The way we were -- Add technology and bake for five millennia -- The invisible brain -- War: what is it good for? -- The inevitability of agriculture -- The age of chiefdoms -- The second information revolution -- Civilization and so on -- Our friends the barbarians -- Dark Ages -- The inscrutable Orient -- Modern times -- And here we are -- New world order -- Degrees of freedom -- The cosmic context -- The rise of biological non-zero-sumness -- Why life is so complex -- The last adaptation -- Non-crazy questions -- You call this a god?
Control code
ocm46326182
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780679758945
Lccn
99040859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)46326182
Label
NonZero : the logic of human destiny, Robert Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ladder of cultural evolution -- The way we were -- Add technology and bake for five millennia -- The invisible brain -- War: what is it good for? -- The inevitability of agriculture -- The age of chiefdoms -- The second information revolution -- Civilization and so on -- Our friends the barbarians -- Dark Ages -- The inscrutable Orient -- Modern times -- And here we are -- New world order -- Degrees of freedom -- The cosmic context -- The rise of biological non-zero-sumness -- Why life is so complex -- The last adaptation -- Non-crazy questions -- You call this a god?
Control code
ocm46326182
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780679758945
Lccn
99040859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)46326182

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