It’s Cooperation, Stupid: Why Richard Dawkins, Thomas Hobbes and Milton Friedman Got It Wrong

What if most of us, most of the time, want to be cooperative because a uniquely sophisticated tendency towards reciprocity has been written into who we are through a powerful combination of evolution and culture? What if through most of human history, stretching hundreds of thousands of years, the state of our nature was not a Hobbesian war of ‘all against all’ but a daily routine of cooperative hunting, gathering, food preparation, child-rearing and protection?

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66

Publisher:

Institute for Public Policy Research

Author:

Charles Leadbeater

Date:

March 1, 2012

Media Type:

Report

Category:

Public Policy