Incluye referencias bibliográficas (páginas -302) e índice. CONTENIDO: Introduction. The cooperative frame of mind -- Cooperation shaped. "The social question" : Reformers in Paris explore a puzzle -- The fragile balance : competition and cooperation in nature and culture -- The "great unsettling" : how the Reformation transformed cooperation -- Cooperation weakened. Inequality : imposed and absorbed in childhood -- The social triangle : how social relations become embittered at work -- The uncooperative self : the psychology of withdrawal -- Cooperation strengthened. The workshop : making and repairing -- Everyday diplomacy : Reformation conversations put to practical use -- The community : practising commitment -- Coda: Montaigne's cat.