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Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Gillian Barker

Abstract

Beyond Biofatalism is a response to the idea that evolutionary psychology reveals human beings to be incapable of building a more inclusive, cooperative, and egalitarian society. Considering the pressures of climate change, unsustainable population growth, increasing income inequality, and religious extremism, this attitude promises to stifle the creative action we require before we even try to meet these threats. Beyond Biofatalism provides the perspective we need to understand that better societies are not only possible but actively enabled by human nature. Gillian Barker appreciates the met ... More

Keywords: human nature, evolutionary psychology, social change, environment, biology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171885
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gillian Barker, author