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Wright, Robert 1957-

Works: 93 works in 322 publications in 12 languages and 10,900 library holdings
Genres: History  Apologetic writings  Documentary films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Children's films  Science films  Social problem films  Popular works  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Creator, Composer, Author of introduction, Contributor
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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 )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,402 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 )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,284 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
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment by Robert Wright( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer--and the reason we make other people suffer--is that we don't see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: we can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly, and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. Robert Wright not only shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life--how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred--but also how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. Drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, Wright explains why the path toward truth and the path toward happiness are the same path. In the light of modern science, both the Buddhist diagnosis and the Buddhist prescription make a whole new kind of sense. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright's book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world's most skilled meditators. It shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.--INSIDE FLAP
NonZero : the logic of human destiny by Robert Wright( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,485 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 )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 1,149 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 )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 908 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 )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Wright presents a groundbreaking examination of religion through the ages
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment by Robert Wright( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed to often delude us, he argued, about ourselves and about the world. And it is designed to make happiness hard to sustain. But if we know our minds are rigged for anxiety, depression, anger, and greed, what do we do? Wright locates the answer in Buddhism, which figured out thousands of years ago what scientists are only discovering now. Buddhism holds that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly--and proposes that seeing the world more clearly, through meditation, will make us better, happier people. In Why Buddhism is True, Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true--which is to say, a way out of our delusion--but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, as individuals and as a species
Diesseits von Gut und Böse : die biologischen Grundlagen unserer Ethik by Robert Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enspricht die Monogamie der Natur des Menschen? Wieso haben Eltern Lieblingskinder, und warum bringen manche Eltern ihre Kinder sogar um? Kann es so etwas wie die reine Liebe überhaupt geben? Ist unser Gerechtigkeitssinn angeboren? Dient unsere Vorstellung von gerechter Bestrafung tatsächlich der Gerechtigkeit? Die Antworten, die die Evolutionspsychologie auf diese fundamentalen Fragen zu bieten hat, sind machmal unangenehm und nicht selten provokant. Die noch junge Wissenschaft der Evolutionspsychologie fusst auf der Entwicklungstheorie Darwins. Sie verknüpft biologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungen, um zu einer radikal neuen Sicht der Natur des Menschen zu gelangen. Könnte es sein, dass die biologischen Grundlagen des menschlichen Geistes, unsere Triebe und ursprünglichen Wünsche uns notwendigerweise in ethische Konflikte führen? Welche Moral passt zu unserem evolutionären Erbe? Robert Wright macht den Leser auf humorvolle und stilistisch brillante Weise mit den Ergebnissen der evolutionspsychologischen Forschung bekannt. Er enthüllt die unbewussten Strategien, die unseren romantischen Neigungen, freundschaftlichen und familiären Gefühlen sowie unserem beruflichen Verhalten zugrunde liegen. Und er bringt uns dazu, die moralischen Opitonen zu überdenken, die unser öffentliches wie privates Handeln bestimmen
Tropical rainforest habitats( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces tropical rain forest habitats and how people are interacting with them
De aap en de filosoof : hoe de moraal is ontstaan by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdediging van de stelling dat de mens van nature hulpvaardig en onbaatzuchtig gedrag vertoont, op basis van vergelijkingen met soortgelijk gedrag bij dieren
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

L'animal moral : psychologie évolutionniste et vie quotidienne by Robert Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude critique sur les conduites humaines à la lumière de la nouvelle psychologie évolutionniste. L'auteur passe en revue, à l'aide de nombreux détails, des comportements quotidiens de Darwin dans le contexte de la société de l'Angleterre victorienne. Principaux points traités: le sexe et l'amour; l'homme et la femme; le mariage et la vie conjugale; la famille, les amis, la conscience; le statut social et l'ascension sociale; l'éthique, la moralité, la religion. [SDM]
L'animal moral : psychologie évolutionniste et vie quotidienne by Robert Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 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

Exploring the Nardoo : an imaginary inland river environment to investigate, maintain and improve( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the ecology of this imaginary environment through four physical regions and across four time zones using a comprehensive set of multimedia resources. Visit the Water Research Center and join the research staff in an investigation of your choice. Use the simulators, make measurements in the river, read newspaper articles, listen to audio and view video reports and browse information in the filing cabinet. Use the powerful features of the interactive multimedia note book to report your findings and solutions
Primati e filosofi : evoluzione e moralità by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesbische Liebe : 101 aufregende Stellungen( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 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
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The evolution of God
The evolution of GodNonZero : the logic of human destinyPrimates and philosophers : how morality evolvedThe evolution of GodNonzero : history, evolution & human cooperation
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Robert Wright Amerikaans journalist

Robert Wright amerikanischer Journalist, Jahrgang 1957

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