Sunday, April 17, 2011

Robert Kurzban - Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind

Cool lecture from Robert Kurzban, author of Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind. Found this at Channel N.

Are We All Hypocrites?

Monday, February 07, 2011

Hypocrisy isn’t hard to spot around us. Politicians vow publicly to uphold morals and then violate them privately. Celebrities vacillate between desperately seeking attention and demanding privacy. And professional athletes act as models of human strength but rely on performance-enhancing drugs. More routinely, all of us crave junk food but start diets, dream of financial stability but can’t stop spending, and routinely act without knowing why. Is hypocrisy part of human nature? University of Pennsylvania psychology professor Robert Kurzban, author of Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind, visits Z√≥calo to argue that the mind’s design is to blame for human inconsistency.
Go watch the video (couldn't embed it).


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