Summary The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life Pdf Author Robin Hanson

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About our own ugly motives the better and thus we don t like to talk or even think about the extent of our selfishness This is the elephant in the brain Such an introspective taboo makes it hard for us to think clearly about our nature and the explanations for our behavior The aim of this book then is to confront our hidden motives directly to track down the darker unexamined corners of our psyches and blast them with floodlights Then once everything is clearly visible we can work to better understand ourselves Why do we laugh Why are artists sexy Why do we brag about travel Why do we prefer to speak rathe.

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The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

The argument that Simler and Hanson make is rather comprehensive and compelling They bring together research on various topics of limited reach that when combined speak to the outrageous gall of the mind in recreating reality to its own liking and then covering its tracks Katherine Oktober Matthews Riding the DragonHuman beings are primates and primates are political animals Our brains therefore are designed not just to hunt and gather but also to help us get ahead socially often via deception and self deception But while we may be self interested schemers we benefit by pretending otherwise The less we know.

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R than listen Our unconscious motives drivethan just our private behavior they also infect our venerated social institutions such as Art School Charity Medicine Politics and Religion In fact these institutions are in many ways designed to accommodate our hidden motives to serve covert agendas alongside their official ones The existence of big hidden motives can upend the usual political debates leading one to uestion the legitimacy of these social institutions and of standard policies designed to favor or discourage them You won t see yourself or the world the same after confronting the elephant in the brai.