The Elephant in the Brain

The Elephant in the Brain

Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

Book - 2018
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This book exposes our unconscious selfish motives, those we're reluctant to discuss or even think about. These motives drive our body language, laughter, and conversation, as well as venerated institutions like art, school, charity, medicine, politics, and religion.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018].
ISBN: 9780190495992
Characteristics: x, 397 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hanson, Robin 1959-- Author


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Apr 03, 2018

Enjoyed the book, but please make up your minds about the notes. Some of the notes are an enjoyable 'colour commentary' to the main text, and are well worth reading, even though they are not laid out in an easy to navigate fashion. So it's frustrating to go through all the rigamarole of juggling two bookmarks, flipping back to find out what chapter you're on (NOT on the top of the page), rooting through the 'notes', only to find a long column of 'Ibid' with the name of a book at the top. Obviously this is not the fault of the authors, but in this book it is particularly irritating.


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