A Talent for Friendship: Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait by John Edward Terrell

By John Edward Terrell

This full of life, provocative textual content offers a brand new technique to comprehend friendship. Professor John Terrell argues that the power to make pals is an developed human trait no longer in contrast to our skill to stroll upright on legs or our ability for speech and complicated summary reasoning. Terrell charts how this trait has advanced by way of investigating particular features of the human mind: the facility to remake the skin international to fit our collective wishes, and our potential to flee into our personal internal ideas and picture how issues may well and must be. The textual content is richly illustrated and written in an interesting sort, and may attract scholars, students, and normal readers drawn to anthropology, evolutionary and cognitive technological know-how, and psychology extra broadly.

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