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The Elephant in the Brain

Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

Kevin Simler

Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - an...
Publish Date
2020-11-01T00:00:00.000Z
2020-11-01T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2017
Goodreads rating
4.04
ISBN
9780190495992
Recommendations
4
Recommendations
2017-12-05T13:36:05.000Z
Fantastic read.      source
2021-04-12T02:53:58.000Z
just finished "The Elephant in the Brain" by @robinhanson -- such a fantastic book -- highly recommend      source
2020-09-30T13:36:59.000Z
Five book recommendations: 1. Atomic Habits (by @JamesClear) 2. Alchemy (by @rorysutherland) 3. Junior (by @tkemeny) 4. How Brands Grow (by @ProfByron) 5. Elephant in the Brain (by @KevinSimler & @robinhanson)      source
2021-02-09T00:00:00.000Z
I recommend these books that touch on evolutionary psychology and morality, Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite and The Elephant in the Brain.      source