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Social animal - David Brooks

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Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences -- insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can't hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.

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"The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement" is a non-fiction book by American journalist David Brooks, who is otherwise best known for his career withThe New York Times. The book discusses what drives individual behavior and decision making.The New York Times Sunday Book Review critiques David Brooks's theory of human nature in his book, "The Social Animal.""I Am a Strange Loop" is a 2007 book by Douglas Hofstadter, examining in depth the concept of a strange loop to explain the sense of "I". Can you read people's thoughts just by looking at them? This article, "The Naked Face" published in "The New Yorker" by Malcolm Gladwell explores this theory."A Treatise of Human Nature" is a book by Scottish philosopher David Hume, first published in 1739–1740.Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Adam Smith is best known for two classic works: "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" and "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations".Alasdair MacIntyre is a Scottish philosopher primarily known for his contribution to moral and political philosophy. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics (CASEP) at London Metropolitan University, and an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.
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