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Ideas of Human Nature: From the Bhagavad Gita to Sociobiology

 
 
 
 
Ideas of Human Nature: From the Bhagavad Gita to Sociobiology
Author: David P. Barash
ISBN 13: 9780136475873
ISBN 10: 136475876
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1998-02-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 294
List Price: $96.80
 
 

Unique in both scope and organization, this book presents an intriguing yet challenging introduction to the world's great ideas concerning the nature of human nature — with a sampling of different approaches. The selections are drawn from religious writings, academic treatises, nonfiction, fiction, etc. — enabling readers to encounter the great thinkers through their own words. Organizes selections into intellectually coherent topics— Religious/Mythic Views, The Mind, The Social Setting, The Human Animal? — and then subtopics — e.g., The Role of Reason, The Limits of Reason, People Are Basically Nasty, People Are Basically Good, Animals as “Human,” and Vice Versa, Sex and Gender, etc.