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Wright, Robert 1957-

Works: 32 works in 234 publications in 13 languages and 9,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Popular works  Science films  Social problem films 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL473, 200.9
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Most widely held works about Robert Wright
Most widely held works by Robert Wright
The moral animal : the new science of evolutionary psychology by Robert Wright( Book )

79 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible introduction to the science of evolutionary psychology and how it explains many aspects of human nature. Unlike many books on the topic, which focus on abstractions like kin selection, this book focuses on Darwinian explanations of why we are the way we are--emotionally and morally--and interweaves episodes from Darwin's own life as illuminating examples. Wright deals particularly well with explaining the reasons for the stereotypical dynamics of the three big "S's:" sex, siblings, and society
The evolution of God by Robert Wright( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony.--From publisher description
NonZero : the logic of human destiny by Robert Wright( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is "in the cards" for humanity as the species continues to evolve
Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'It's the animal in us', we often hear when we've been bad, But why not when we're good? 'Primates and Philosophers' tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality
Three scientists and their gods : looking for meaning in an age of information by Robert Wright( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the lives of three brilliant and eccentric thinkers, Robert Wright has fashioned an intellectual adventure story that is at once scientific and spiritual. Three Scientists and Their Gods is a look at the nature of both inquiry and faith, at the hazy line where scientific hypothesis passes over into fervent conviction. At the same time, it is a look at how modern science can inform our deepest convictions; it is, in the end, the story of what science has to say about the meaning of modern life
The evolution of God by Robert Wright( Recording )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Wright presents a groundbreaking examination of religion through the ages
Fei ling nian dai : ren lei ming yun de luo ji by Stanley Fowler Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survey and photo-interpretation of the sands of Forvie, Aberdeenshire by Robert Wright( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In remote villages in the Amazon Jungle and Andes Mountains, a group of children are about to gain access to computers and the internet for the first time. WEB documents their experience with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program, and ponders both the benefits and complications that are arising from our increasing digital interconnectivity. Alongside the poignant and sometimes humorous local stories, WEB includes interviews with leading thinkers on the internet including Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, and OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte"--Container
Nonzero : history, evolution & human cooperation by Robert Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE : the science and philosophy of enlightenment by ROBERT WRIGHT( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment
Víc než nic : logika lidského osudu by Robert Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moraru animaru( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fei ling nian dai : Ren lei ming yun de luo ji = Nonzero ; the logic of human destiny by Robert Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afkār khaṭirah : al-qanābil al-akthar tadmīran fī al-sanawāt al-qādimah( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image is everything : dilemmas of presidential leadership by Richard W Waterman( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three nights in Havana : Pierre Trudeau, Fidel Castro and the Cold War world by Robert A Wright( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On January 26, 1976, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau became the first leader of a NATO country to visit Cuba since the crippling 1960 American economic embargo. Accompanied by his wife, Margaret, and baby Michel, Trudeau was greeted in Havana by 250,000 cheering Cubans and a 30-foot poster of himself. "Long live Prime Minister Fidel Castro!" Trudeau would famously shout at the love-in. In this fascinating portrait of an unusual relationship between two enigmatic world leaders, author and historian Robert Wright brings to life three days of Canadian politics played out on the international stage. In a revealing look at both leaders' personalities and political ideologies, Wright shows how these two towering figures-despite their official positions as allies of rival empires-determinedly refused to exist merely as handmaidens to the United States and forged a long-lasting relationship."--Page 4 de la couv
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Robert Wright Amerikaans journalist

Robert Wright amerikanischer Journalist, Jahrgang 1957

Robert Wright journaliste américain, né en 1957

Wright, Bob 1957-

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