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Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation by Natalie Henrich and Joseph Henrich

Published By: Evolution and Cognition series. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-530068-0, cloth; 978-0-19-531423-6, pbk.
Date of Publication: 2007


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Reviewed by: Scott E. Page of University of Michigan and Santa Fe Institute
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.2.433.r4
Review Pages: 444-46

Book Review Abstract

Scott E. Page of University of Michigan and Santa Fe Institute reviews "Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation" by Natalie Henrich and Joseph Henrich. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Examines the evolution of cooperation and altruism in the human species. Discusses evolution, culture, cooperation, and the Chaldeans; dual inheritance theory--the evolution of cultural capacities and cultural evolution; evolutionary theory and the social psychology of human cooperation; the Chaldeans...."
Examines the evolution of cooperation and altruism in the human species. Discusses evolution, culture, cooperation, and the Chaldeans; dual inheritance theory--the evolution of cultural capacities and cultural evolution; evolutionary theory and the social psychology of human cooperation; the Chaldeans--history and the community today; family first--how kinship explains most cooperative behavior; cooperation through reciprocity and reputation; social norms and prosociality; whether culturally evolved social norms lead to context-specific cooperation; ethnicity--in-group preferences and cooperation; and cooperative dilemmas in the world today. Natalie Henrich is Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia/BC Center for Disease Control. Joseph Henrich is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition, and Evolution and Associate Professor of Psychology and Economics at the University of British Columbia. Index.


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JEL Classifications

D64: Altruism
Z13: Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology


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