Table of Contents


Prologue xi
On Religion, Morality, and Free Will xiii
1 The Theory of this Book 1
2 Political Ideology Defined 11
3 r/K Selection Theory 15
4 A Further Note on r/K Theory 23
5 The Relationship Between Ideology and r/K Selection Theory 27
6 The Evolution of Competitiveness and Anticompetitiveness 31
7 Competitiveness and Anticompetitiveness, The Cuttlefish Model 35
8 Warfare and Group Competition 41
9 Altruism and Group Selection 45
10 A Further Note on Group Selection 59
11 The Warrior 67
12 The Appeaser 71
13 Issues and Political Philosophy in the Context of this Theory 79
14 The Scientific Evidence 97
15 Liberal vs. Conservative Brain Structures 99
16 The Genetic Aspects of Political Ideology 113
17 Social Science, Rearing and r/K Psychologies 117
18 Depression, Infection, and Anticompetitiveness 125
19 Further Support of the Dopamine/Amygdala Ideological Nexus 129
20 The Neurobiology of Empathy and Political Ideology 135
21 The Games Ideologues Play 145
22 John Jost and the Personality Traits of Political Ideologues 149
23 Historical Events and r/K Selection 155
24 The Cycle of Life and Governmental Death 173
25 Where Evolution meets r/K Selection 181
26 Ancient Urges Adapted to Modern Circumstances 189
27 Politics and Morality 203
28 The Nature of Oppression 207
29 Research to be Done 223
30 Conclusions 227
Notes 233

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