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Machiavellian Intelligence II

Machiavellian Intelligence II
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Richard W. Byrne, Andrew Whiten, Marina Cords, Shirley Strum, Deborah Forster, Edwin Hutchins, Alain Schmitt, Karl Grammer, Marc Hauser, Anne Russon, Charles R. Menzel, Robert Barton, Robin Dunbar, Gerd Gigerenzer, Geoffrey Miller, Christopher Boehm, Esther Goody
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  • Date Published: October 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521559492

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  • This book aims to explain the intelligence of monkeys and apes, and the huge brain expansion that marked human evolution. In 1988, Machiavellian Intelligence was the first book to assemble the early evidence suggesting a new answer: that the evolution of intellect was primarily driven by selection for manipulative, social expertise within groups where the most challenging problem faced by individuals was dealing with their companions. Since then a wealth of new information and ideas has accumulated. This new book will bring readers up to date with the most important developments, extending the scope of the original ideas and evaluating them empirically from different perspectives. It is essential reading for reseachers and students in many different branches of evolution and behavioral sciences, primatology and philosophy.

    • Most comprehensive and up-to-date account of the evolution of the social mind
    • Written in accessible style for students and the uninitiated
    • Of broad interest in psychology, anthropology, animal behaviour, evolution, primatology, and philosophy
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    "This new book will bring readers up to date with the most important developments, extending the scope of the original ideas and evaluating them empirically from different perspectives." Animal Cognition

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    • Date Published: October 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521559492
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Machiavellian Intelligence Richard W. Byrne and Andrew Whiten
    2. Friendships, alliances, reciprocity and repair Marina Cords
    3. Why Machiavellian Intelligence may not be Machiavellian Shirley C. Strum, Deborah Forster and Edwin Hutchins
    4. Social intelligence and success: don't be too clever in order to be smart Alain Schmitt and Karl Grammer
    5. Minding the behaviour of deception Marc Hauser
    6. The Machiavellian mindreader Andrew Whiten
    7. Exploiting the expertise of others Anne Russon
    8. Primates' knowledge of their natural habitat: as indicated in foraging Charles R. Menzel
    9. Evolution of the social brain Robert A. Barton and Robin Dunbar
    10. The modularity of social intelligence Gerd Gigerenzer
    11. The technical intelligence hypothesis: an additional evolutionary stimulus to intelligence Richard W. Byrne
    12. Protean primates: the evolution of adaptive unpredictability in competition and courtship Geoffrey Miller
    13. Egalitarian behaviour and the evolution of political intelligence Christopher Boehm
    14. Social intelligence and language: another Rubicon Esther Goody
    Index.

  • Editors

    Andrew Whiten, University of St Andrews, Scotland

    Richard W. Byrne, University of St Andrews, Scotland

    Contributors

    Richard W. Byrne, Andrew Whiten, Marina Cords, Shirley Strum, Deborah Forster, Edwin Hutchins, Alain Schmitt, Karl Grammer, Marc Hauser, Anne Russon, Charles R. Menzel, Robert Barton, Robin Dunbar, Gerd Gigerenzer, Geoffrey Miller, Christopher Boehm, Esther Goody

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