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Beast and Man : Roots of Human Nature

Beast and Man : Roots of Human Nature - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0415289870

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ISBN13: 978-0415289870
ISBN10: 0415289874
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Beast and Man : Roots of Human Nature - 2ND 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415289870

Mary Midgley

ISBN13: 978-0415289870
ISBN10: 0415289874
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Philosophers have traditionally concentrated on the qualities that make human beings different from other species. In Beast and Man Mary Midgley, one of our foremost intellectuals, stresses continuities. What makes people tick? Largely, she asserts, the same things as animals. She tells us humans are rather more like other animals than we previously allowed ourselves to believe, and reminds us just how primitive we are in comparison to the sophistication of many animals. A veritable classic for our age, Beast and Man has helped change the way we think about ourselves and the world in which we live.

Table of Contents

Part One:Conceptual Problems of an unusual species

1. Have We a Nature?
2. Animals and the problems of Evil
3. Instinct, Nature, and Purpose

Part Two:Art and Science in Psychology

4. Directions without a Director
5. On Taking Motives Seriously
6. Altruism and Egoism

Part Three: Signposts

7. Up and Down
8. Evolution and Practical Thinking
9. Facts and Values

Part Four:The Marks of Man

10. Speech and Other Excellences
11. On Being Animal as well as Rational
12. Why we need a Culture

Part Five

13. The Unity of Life Bibliography Ind

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