Book Giveaway! "Beyond Biofatalism," by Gillian Barker

This week our featured book is Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World by Gillian Barker.

In addition to featuring the book and the author on the blog, we will also be posting about the book on twitter, and facebook.

We are also offering a FREE copy of Beyond Biofatalism to one winner. To enter the contest please e-mail pl2164@columbia.edu and include your name and address. The winner will be selected Friday, October 16 at 1:00 pm.

“Had you read only popularizers of evolutionary psychology, you might be forgiven for thinking that the message about human potential from evolutionary theory is grim. Gillian Barker, in this succinct and well-written book, shows that specific empirical findings in evolution, social psychology, and behavioral ecology—evolutionary psychology writ large—suggest that human biology, as biology more generally, is open to more varied social futures than is commonly thought” — Helen Longino, Stanford University

For more on the book you can read the chapter Human Nature and the Limits of Human Possibility:

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