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Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side

Author: Simon McCarthy-Jones.

Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side

Author: Simon McCarthy-Jones.

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Item #: D33868
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9781541646995
You don't gain anything by hurting yourself just so you can hurt someone else. So why hasn't evolution weeded out all the spiteful people? As psychologist Simon McCarthy-Jones argues, spite isn't just what we feel when a car cuts us off or when a partner cheats, it's our fairness instinct, and it is one of the building blocks of human civilization. Indeed, M... More
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You don't gain anything by hurting yourself just so you can hurt someone else. So why hasn't evolution weeded out all the spiteful people? As psychologist Simon McCarthy-Jones argues, spite isn't just what we feel when a car cuts us off or when a partner cheats, it's our fairness instinct, and it is one of the building blocks of human civilization. Indeed, McCarthy-Jones suggests that some of history's most important developments—the rise of religions, governments, and moral codes—were actually redirections of spiteful impulses.


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