The Elephant in the Brain
Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
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...
2021-04-12T02:53:58.000Zjust finished "The Elephant in the Brain" by @robinhanson -- such a fantastic book -- highly recommend – source
2020-09-30T13:36:59.000ZFive 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
2021-02-09T00:00:00.000ZI recommend these books that touch on evolutionary psychology and morality, Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite and The Elephant in the Brain. – source