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Mind Design The Adaptive Organization of Human Nature, Minds, and Behavior



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Mind Design: The Adaptive Organization of Human Nature, Minds, and Behaviordoes what most books on the subject don’t do. It deals with the “big questions” in psychology and philosophy from an evolutionary neuroscience perspective. This highly readable volume provides a provocative look at the evolutionary origins and neurophysiological underpinnings of mind-including free will, the self, biological origins of the duality of human moral nature, human mate value and mate selection, the sensory/perceptual systems as adaptive virtual reality machines, and the emotions, intelligence, and consciousness as evolved psychological adaptations.

Table of Contents

The Majesty of Naturep. 1
Brains, Minds, and Other Natural Matter: The Astonishing Hypothesisp. 9
Plastic Brains and the "Right Stuff": The Astonishing Hypothesis, Part IIp. 53
Why We Do What We Do: From Reflex to Reflection; Volition and Free Willp. 73
Building the Self, Degrees of Determinism, and Moral Responsibilityp. 111
Origins: Entropy, Life, and Psychology's First Fundamental Lawp. 155
Information, Learning, and the Nature-Nurture Continuump. 201
Sensory Systems, Virtual Reality Machines, And Worlds in the Mindp. 253
Emotions, Life as a Social Creature, and the Duality of Human Moral Naturep. 315
The Engines of Thoughtp. 369
Notesp. 415
Referencesp. 423
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