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  • There is an astonishing new book out, been out a few months, by a man named Robert Wright, called "Nonzero" -- kind of a weird title unless you're familiar with game theory.

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  • It's called Nonzero, written by a Rob -- a man named Robert Wright.

    Remarks By The President At New York Senate 2000 Dinner

  • And in "Nonzero" (2001), he offered a heady tour of human history and argued that ideas from the mathematical field of game theory reveal how much of that history was driven by the mutual benefits that accrue from human cooperation.

    Can Science Explain Religion?

  • And in "Nonzero" (2001), he offered a heady tour of human history and argued that ideas from the mathematical field of game theory reveal how much of that history was driven by the mutual benefits that accrue from human cooperation.

    Can Science Explain Religion?

  • But taken together, "The Moral Animal," "Nonzero" and "The Evolution of God" represent a powerful addition to modern thought.

    Belief Without Borders

  • Among his books are "The Moral Animal" (1994), which argues that natural selection rewards principled behavior and is gradually improving human ethics; and "Nonzero" (2000), which argues that history is moving in a positive direction: Social, political and economic forces, the book said, can operate in a "nonzero" rather than a "zero sum" way.

    Belief Without Borders

  • He also explains the concept behind his book, "Nonzero": That life is a nonzero sum game, where there can be more than one winner, and that civilization evolved thanks to such endeavors, which reward cooperation, rather than competition.

    Robert Wright on TED Talks

  • The basic argument of the book, the "Nonzero" book is, that as societies grow more advanced and complex, people inevitably grow more interdependent, both within nations and across national boundaries.

    Remarks By The President At New York Senate 2000 Reception

  • There is a very interesting book out today called "Nonzero," by an American writer named Robert Wright.

    Remarks By The President At New York Senate 2000 Reception

  • But the argument of "Nonzero" is that even when human history seems to be regressing -- in the Dark Ages, for example, in the early part of the last millennium -- basically, there is a long process of increasing interdependence which has reached its apotheosis in our time.

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