The Folly Of Fools

The Folly Of Fools

The Logic Of Deceit And Self-deception In Human Life

eBook - 2011
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Whether it's in a cockpit at takeoff or the planning of an offensive war, a romantic relationship or a dispute at the office, there are many opportunities to lie and self-deceive-but deceit and self-deception carry the costs of being alienated from reality and can lead to disaster. So why does deception play such a prominent role in our everyday lives? In short, why do we deceive?. In his bold new work, prominent biological theorist Robert Trivers unflinchingly argues that self-deception evolved in the service of deceit-the better to fool others. We do it for biological reasons-in order to hel
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780465028054
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 397 p.)


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