By the Grace of Guile

- The Role of Deception in Natural History and Human Affairs

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By the Grace of Guile
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
31-03-1994
Sprog:
Engelsk
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In this ambitious, interdisciplinary work, Loyal D. Rue reassesses the value of deception in nature, and in human society, asserting that myths are essential to the health, and even survival, of a culture as a whole. Advancing his theory of the Noble Lie, he maintains that we urgently require a new myth to replace the religious beliefs rejected by the modern mind. Such a Lie, Rue believes, offers our only salvation from the psychological and social chaos nowthreatened by the spread of scepticism about the meaning of the universe and life. Rue holds our deeply ingrained western bias against deception up to rigorous examination, comparing it to what he calls the natural bias in favour of deception. Evolution rewards the successful deceiver, he maintains, andcites examples from the natural world and from psychological research indicating that strategies of deception and self-deception are essential to our personal well-being.

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Udgivelsesdato:
31-03-1994
ISBN13:
9780195075083
Vægt:
722 g
Dybde:
32 mm
Bredde:
162 mm
Højde:
241 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    This is an interdisciplinary work that reassesses the role and value of deception both in human society and in nature. It contrasts the human bias against deception with the natural world's evolutionary bias for it, and ultimately argues for the importance of deception in contemporary culture. line figures

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