Why We Believe: Evolution and the Human Way of Being

Agustin Fuentes (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
September 24, 2019
Pages
280
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.3 X 8.4 inches | 1.06 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300243994
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About the Author

Agustín Fuentes is a Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University. He is an active public scientist, a well-known blogger, lecturer, tweeter, and an explorer for National Geographic. Fuentes received the Inaugural Communication & Outreach Award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the President's Award from the American Anthropological Association, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Reviews

"A wholly impressive look at how our capacity for belief evolved, with fresh insights, especially about early Homo sapiens. I found Fuentes' case studies on religion, economics, and love fascinating."--Barbara J. King, author of Evolving God

"We are the believing species. Much of what we are and what we do is driven by belief of one kind or another. Agustin Fuentes, a gifted writer and teacher, helps us understand both the power and role of belief in this brilliant book. Why We Believe is an exciting intellectual tour through culture, neurobiology, prehistory, religion, economies, love, war, and more. Read it to better know yourself and your species."--Guy P. Harrison, author of At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life, Think: Why You Should Question Everything