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Author Morris, Ian, 1960-

Title Foragers, farmers, and fossil fuels : how human values evolve / Ian Morris ; [with responses by] Richard Seaford, Jonathan D. Spence, Christine M. Korsgaard, Margaret Atwood ; edited and introduced by Stephen Macedo.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    303.4 MOR    Available
Description xxii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
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Series The University Center for Human Values series
University Center for Human Values series.
Summary "This is a successor work to Why the West Rules for Now, in which Morris once again advances an ambitious account of how certain 'brute material forces' limit and help determine the 'culture, values, and beliefs,' including the moral codes, that humans have adopted over the last 20,000 years. The present volume originated as Ian Morris's Tanner Lectures on Human Values, delivered at Princeton University in November of 2012"--Introduction.
Contents Each Age Gets the Thought It Needs -- Foragers -- Farmers -- Fossil Fuels -- The Evolution of Values : Biology, Culture, and the Shape of Things to Come -- On the Ideology of Imagining That "Each Age Gets the Thought It Needs" / Richard Seaford -- But What Was It Really Like? : The Limitations of Measuring Historical Values / Jonathan D. Spence -- Eternal Values, Evolving Values, and the Value of the Self / Christine M. Korsgaard -- When the Lights Go Out : Human Values after the Collapse of Civilization / Margaret Atwood -- My Correct Views on Everything / Ian Morris.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-339) and index.
Subject Social values -- History.
Social evolution -- History.
Social change -- History.
Power resources -- Social aspects -- History.
Hunting and gathering societies -- History.
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- History.
Fossil fuels -- Social aspects -- History.
Civilization -- History.
Civilization -- Forecasting.
Added Author Seaford, Richard.
Spence, Jonathan D.
Korsgaard, Christine M. (Christine Marion)
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Macedo, Stephen, 1957-
Morris, Ian, 1960- Why the West rules-- for now.
ISBN 9780691160399 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0691160392 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
Standard No. 40024730113

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