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

Beast and Man : Roots of Human Nature (ISBN10: 0415289874; ISBN13: 9780415289870)
ISBN13: 978-0415289870
ISBN10: 0415289874

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0415289863
ISBN10: 0415289866

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 anim
als. 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.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 10/01/2002
International: No

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