In Search of Human Nature: Who Do We Think We Are?

In Search of Human Nature: Who Do We Think We Are?

By: Mary E. Clark (author)Paperback

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Human Nature offers a wide-ranging and holistic view of human nature from all perspectives: scientific, historical, and sociological. Mary Clark takes the most recent data from a dozen or more fields, and works it together with clarifying anecdotes and thought-provoking images to challenge conventional Western beliefs with hopeful new insights. Balancing the theories of cutting-edge neuroscience with the insights of primitive mythologies, Mary Clark provides down-to-earth suggestions for peacefully resolving global problems. Human Nature builds up a coherent, and above all positive, picture of who we really are.

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About Author

Mary E. Clark was formerly Drucie French Cumbie Chair in Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Her previous books include Contemporary Biology and Ariadne's thread: The Search for New Modes of Thinking. Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Her previous books include Contemporary Biology and Ariadne's Thread: The Search for New Modes of Thinking.

Contents

Introduction 1. Questioning the Scientized Image 2. Why we Primates are not 'Game Theorists' 3. The Selecting of Homo Sapiens 4. Brain Matters 5. A Thirst for Meaning 6. How Experience Shapes the Brain 7. 'Who Am I?' - Where Biology and Culture Meet 8. History, the Story of Meanings through Time 9. Humankind Crosses the Rubicon, 1900-2000 10. Conflict: Control or Reconciliation 11. The Search for Autonomy Within Community

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/10/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415286602
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9780415286602
  • weight: 952
  • ISBN10: 0415286603

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