(PDF) The Logic of Self–Destruction BY Matthew Blakeway

And volutionary psychology to investigate The Uniue Human Ability To uniue human ability to and suppress motions In showing how verything from the British stiffupperlip to abusive relationships from the rise of fundamentalist regimes to the failure of conomies stem from this problem he provides new tools for understanding our motivations and of conomies stem from this problem he provides new tools for understanding our motivations and our futuresIn The Logic of SelfDestruction Matthew Blakeway takes the reader on an fascinating journey through the logic of human behaviour He uses a series of thought xperiments based in veryday situations to reveal how we manipulate our motions ta. Why do knowingly act in ways that undermine our own wellbeing like loving the wrong person or staying in an unfulfilling job Why are ideologies so own wellbeing like loving the wrong person or staying in an unfulfilling job Why are ideologies so Why are we so convinced that our own deeply held views are irrefutable The Logic of SelfDestruction argues that our beliefs are at the heart of our problems and that views are irrefutable The Logic of SelfDestruction argues that our beliefs are at the heart of our problems and that we can see the human brain for what it really isa robustly logical computing device we can finally understand how those beliefs are really formedMatthew Blakeway's ngaging multidisciplinary argument applies a logician's rigour to genetics linguistics sociobiology.

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Cticallyas individuals social tribes and societiesand The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? explores the conseuences of thisHe challenges the assumption that happiness is an innate instinctive humanmotion and demonstrates what mystical 'higher states of being' have in common with art appreciation He investigates the suppression of motional behaviour in groups to xplain how humiliation on the parade ground turns a soldier into a killer and how totalitarian regimes are PerpetuatedHe Reveals Why Ideology reveals why ideology powerful into a killer and how totalitarian regimes are perpetuatedHe reveals why ideology is powerful scientific The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online evidence andxplains why climate change denial and Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet even genocide can bexplained rational. The Logic of Self-Destruction