EBOOK / PDF (Why We Cooperate)


Lphia PA Psychology Press p 137 50 2010 This is a short little book But it s packed with interesting ideasTomasello s basic proposition as I understand it is that umans cooperate because we ideasTomasello s basic proposition as I understand it is that Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction humans cooperate because we an ability to share intentions in a symbolic space and we like to beelpful by sharing informationHe tries to tease apart three different types of altruism or Nymph Fly Tying Techniues helpfulness two of which we share with other great apes The third which we do not share with apes is informativeelping He refers to experiments done with children of various ages from about six months and onward The results seem to indicate that children of about 14 months of age can infer what the intentions of an adult are and will spontaneously inform them of where a tool is that they need to inact their intentions Eg point to a idden stapler for an adult that was previously engaged in staplingThe book benefits from comments from other scientists at the end on the points on which they concur and differ from Tomasello Joan Silk Carol Dweck Brian Skyrms and Elizabeth Spelke are the commenters Tomasello as come to my attention from two sub areas of interest The first was Axel Honneth s poorly developed book on reification According to Honneth Tomasello Les derniers jours : La fin de l'empire romain d'Occident has empirically demonstrated that infantsave an ontogenetic faculty of deep empathy and recognition of fellow uman "Beings But Most Of "But most of know that adults don t ave much empathy for other people and Little Tree have aard time recognizing the other think the entire Republican party For Honneth this is the new starting point to develop a theory of reificationI also watch a lot of NOVA specials and freuently the Max Planck institute for social research is featured with some amazing experiment regarding chimpanzees andor toddlers This is the institute that Tomasello works forHaving been piued by is research I picked up Why We Cooperate which in only 100 pages sets out to develop an interes uick read but will make you realize ow much of uman nature we think we know and take for granted when we are realize ow much of Der Heimliche Fürstensohn human nature we think we know and take for granted when we are stranger creatures than we ever consider Especially pushes back on jaded and cynical views ofuman nature when one considers we are by far the most cooperative animal we know of so far. Children and great apes Science and Democracy help identify the underlying psychological processes that very likely supportedumans' earliest forms of complex collaboration and ultimately our uniue forms of cultural organization from the evolution of tolerance and trust to the creation of such group level structures as cultural norms and institutions Scholars Carol Dweck Joan Silk Brian Skyrms and Elizabeth Spelke respond to Tomasello's findings and explore the implication. I once abandoned a fiction book after the author closed a chapter with this line And that was the last good day The book ad "MADE ME MISERABLE UP TO THAT "me miserable up to that a third of the way through I didn t want to spend another week being made even miserableHere we ave "a non fiction book with a fine premise a promising opening "non fiction book with a fine premise a promising opening then rapidly diminishing returns Just as I wonder to myself Is this worth finishing comes this bombshellThrough processes that we do not understand very well mutual expectations arise I will not pretend that I Megalodon: Fact or Fiction? have any fundamentally new answers to this one of the most fundamental uestions in all of the social sciences where do these cooperative norms come from andow do they workHe goes on to elaborate but as suggested by the above we get speculation not educationThis book is called Why We Cooperate It was on page 89 that I discovered the reader would not find out Tomasello (Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Programme for Women) By Julia R. Heiman (Author) Paperback on (Dec , 2008) has written a short sweet technical introduction tois theory of cooperation which is a pretty ot topic in cognitive circles these days The book was adapted from a series of lectures Stanford s 2008 Tanner Lectures so it isn t as eavily footnoted or uite as academic in tone as an academic journal article but it doesn t spend uite as much time on background and basics as a typical pop cog book Still it does cover a lot of territory in its short length only 172 pages with pretty big marginsTomasello explores cooperation with several different comparisons He is most famous for comparing infants and toddlers to young chimpanzees but that is just one aspect John Ormond, Emyr Humphreys, John Tripp (Penguin Modern Poets, he also explores cross cultural differences for example Children and chimpsowever are a very intriguing place to start which is why the New York Times leaned eavily on is work in the December 2009 article We May Be Born With an Urge to Help well worth readingHe focuses on two basic phenomena p xvii1 Altruism one individual sacrificing in some way for another and2 Collaboration multiple individuals working together for mutual benefit Based on a series of lectures that the author gave at Stanford University in 2009 this tiny volume explores two key ideas 1 Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. how children learn to cooperate and 2 whyuman beings choose to cooperate Inten. Understanding cooperation as a distinctly Black Women in White America A Documentary History human combination of innate and learned behaviorDrop something in front of a two year old and she's likely to pick it up for you This is not a learned behavior psychologist Michael Tomasello argues Through observations of young children in experimentse Leggiamo l'ora. Gioco e imparo. Ediz. a colori himselfas designed Tomasello shows that children are naturally and uniuely cooperative Put through similar experiments for example apes demonstrate the abili. Ded for an academic rather than a mainstream audience This book as a Lofty Goal Explaining How goal explaining ow altruism and cooperativeness developed given that our closest relatives in the animal kingdom aren t altruistic or cooperative but only manages to barely skim the surface of the issue This book is actually a collection of lectures that Tomasello gave with some short commentary from other scholars at the end The only problem is there isn t much new ground covered Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part here compared to Tomasell Concise and thought provoking distillation of the current debate over what makes us uniue asumans the first part uses comparative studies with primates to make the case that we are in "Fact Uniue In Our Social "uniue in our social while the second part offers a possible evolutionary trajectory for Pour l'harmonisation orthographique des dictionnaires how we gotere I found the second part marginally novel and interesting largely due to its discussion of the social norms and institutions that facilitate a shared intentionalityI saw another reviewer disappointed that the eponymous uestion was never decisively answered That s worth a note I think While Tomasello makes an excellent and well supported argument Des femmes qui tombent he s not arrogant enough to claim thate s reached the final eternal solution The field is young and many experiments still need to be conducted to conclusively settle the claims at play Many popular books by scientists in young fields serve to espouse specific idiosyncratic research programs than to capture the overall state of the debate By writing carefully and including a forum in which eually distinguished contemporaries ave responded with counterpoints Tomasello avoids this ego move For those who enjoy watching science develop in real time this is an exciting document Felt like I was in one of is lectures and that made the material accessible The additional and sometimes contrary viewpoints at the end were a nice compleme An interesting addendum to the notion of shared intentionality and the emergence of culture is the following paper chapter by evolutionary biologist Randolph NesseNesse RM Social selection and the origins of culture In Schaller M Heine SJ Norenzayan A Yamagishi T Kameda T editors Evolution culture and the uman mind Philade. Ty to work together and share but choose not to As children grow their almost reflexive desire to elp without expectation of reward becomes shaped by culture They become aware of being a member of a group Groups convey mutual expectations and thus may either encourage or discourage altruism and collaboration Either way cooperation emerges as a distinctly uman combination of innate and learned behavior In Why We Cooperate Tomasello's studies of young. Why We Cooperate


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