Ideas of Human Nature: From the Bhagavad Gita to Sociobiology

Ideas of Human Nature: From the Bhagavad Gita to Sociobiology

ISBN: 9780136475873
Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 1998-02-07
Number of pages: 294
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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.

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