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.
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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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
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