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Why Humans Cooperate

Kim Hill
September 23,
September 30,
and October 7, 2008

Abstract:

September 23, 30, and October 7 will be dedicated to reading and discussing topics about human cultural transmission and cooperation between non-kin. This series will be facilitated by Kim Hill in preparation for a speaker series (Origins of Human Uniqueness) sponsored by SHESC that will begin this fall.

Over the next several weeks, the group will read parts of the Henrich and Henrich 2007 book "Why Humans Cooperate":

Readings Schedule:
September 23 - Chapters 1 & 2
September 30 - Chapter 3 and appendix A
October 7 - Chapters 6 & 7


To order the book:
Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation, Oxford University Press. 2007, by Natalie Henrich and Joseph Henrich. (ISBN-10: 0195314239, ISBN-13: 978-0195314236)


Readings and Diagrams for this Discussion:

Efferson & Fehr 2008 Ethnic marking In-group altruism (*.pdf)

DIT small (*.pdf)

Tomasello 2007 Chimp vs human culture (*.doc)

WhitenCults 2009 (*.doc)



Time and location:
September 23, 30, and October 7, 2008
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
ISTB-1, Room 401