The Resource Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley

Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley

Label
Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation
Title
Evolution, games, and God
Title remainder
the principle of cooperation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"According to the reigning competition-driven model of evolution, selfish behaviors that maximize an organism's reproductive potential offer a fitness advantage over self-sacrificing behaviors--rendering unselfish behavior for the sake of others a mystery that requires extra explanation. Evolution, Games, and God addresses this conundrum by exploring how cooperation, working alongside mutation and natural selection, plays a critical role in populations from microbes to human societies. Inheriting a tendency to cooperate, argue the contributors to this book, may be as beneficial as the self-preserving instincts usually thought to be decisive in evolutionary dynamics. Assembling experts in mathematical biology, history of science, psychology, philosophy, and theology, Martin Nowak and Sarah Coakley take an interdisciplinary approach to the terms "cooperation" and "altruism." Using game theory, the authors elucidate mechanisms by which cooperation--a form of working together in which one individual benefits at the cost of another--arises through natural selection. They then examine altruism--cooperation which includes the sometimes conscious choice to act sacrificially for the collective good--as a key concept in scientific attempts to explain the origins of morality. Discoveries in cooperation go beyond the spread of genes in a population to include the spread of cultural transformations such as languages, ethics, and religious systems of meaning. The authors resist the presumption that theology and evolutionary theory are inevitably at odds. Rather, in rationally presenting a number of theological interpretations of the phenomena of cooperation and altruism, they find evolutionary explanation and theology to be strongly compatible."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
QH360.5
LC item number
.E965 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nowak, M. A.
  • Coakley, Sarah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Cooperation
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Altruism
  • Cooperativeness
  • Natural selection
  • Game theory
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Cognition and culture
  • Biological Evolution
  • Evolution
  • Altruismus
  • Kooperation
  • Schöpfung
  • Altruism
  • Cognition and culture
  • Cooperation
  • Cooperativeness
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Game theory
  • Human evolution
  • Natural selection
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Social evolution
Label
Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Why cooperation makes a difference / Sarah Coakley and Martin A. Nowak -- "Ready to aid one another" : Darwin on nature, God, and cooperation / John Hedley Brooke -- Altruism : morals from history / Thomas Dixon -- Evolution and "cooperation" in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America : science, theology, and the social gospel / Heather D. Curtis -- Five rules for the evolution of cooperation / Martin A. Nowak -- Mathematical models of cooperation / Christoph Hauert -- Economics and evolution : complementary perspectives on cooperation / Johan Almenberg and Anna Dreber -- Social prosthetic systems and human motivation : one reason why cooperation is fundamentally human / Stephen M. Kosslyn -- The uniqueness of human cooperation : cognition, cooperation, and religion / Dominic D.P. Johnson -- Self-denial and its discontents : toward clarification of the intrapersonal conflict between "selfishnes" and "altruism" / Maurice Lee -- Unpredicted outcomes in the games of life / Jeffrey P. Scholss -- What can game theory tell us about humans? / Justin C. Fisher -- How not to fight about cooperation / Ned Hall -- The moral organ : a prophylaxis against the whims of culture / Marc D. Hauser -- A new case for Kantianism : evolution, cooperation, and deontological claims in human society / Friedrich Lohmann -- Nature, normative grammars, and moral judgments / Jean Porter -- The Christian love ethic and evolutionary "cooperation" : the lessons and limits of Eudaimonism and game theory / Timothy P. Jackson -- Altruism, normalcy, and God / Alexander Pruss -- Evolution, altruism, and God : why the levels of emergent complexity matter / Philip Clayton -- The problem of evil and cooperation / Michael Rota -- Evolution, cooperation, and divine providence / Sarah Coakley
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780674047976
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012041386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022187206
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812067633
  • (OCoLC)ocn812067633
Label
Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak, Sarah Coakley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Why cooperation makes a difference / Sarah Coakley and Martin A. Nowak -- "Ready to aid one another" : Darwin on nature, God, and cooperation / John Hedley Brooke -- Altruism : morals from history / Thomas Dixon -- Evolution and "cooperation" in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America : science, theology, and the social gospel / Heather D. Curtis -- Five rules for the evolution of cooperation / Martin A. Nowak -- Mathematical models of cooperation / Christoph Hauert -- Economics and evolution : complementary perspectives on cooperation / Johan Almenberg and Anna Dreber -- Social prosthetic systems and human motivation : one reason why cooperation is fundamentally human / Stephen M. Kosslyn -- The uniqueness of human cooperation : cognition, cooperation, and religion / Dominic D.P. Johnson -- Self-denial and its discontents : toward clarification of the intrapersonal conflict between "selfishnes" and "altruism" / Maurice Lee -- Unpredicted outcomes in the games of life / Jeffrey P. Scholss -- What can game theory tell us about humans? / Justin C. Fisher -- How not to fight about cooperation / Ned Hall -- The moral organ : a prophylaxis against the whims of culture / Marc D. Hauser -- A new case for Kantianism : evolution, cooperation, and deontological claims in human society / Friedrich Lohmann -- Nature, normative grammars, and moral judgments / Jean Porter -- The Christian love ethic and evolutionary "cooperation" : the lessons and limits of Eudaimonism and game theory / Timothy P. Jackson -- Altruism, normalcy, and God / Alexander Pruss -- Evolution, altruism, and God : why the levels of emergent complexity matter / Philip Clayton -- The problem of evil and cooperation / Michael Rota -- Evolution, cooperation, and divine providence / Sarah Coakley
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780674047976
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012041386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022187206
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812067633
  • (OCoLC)ocn812067633

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