Human History at the Crossroads: Where Do We Go from Here?

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Philosophy - 214 pages
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The pathology of wars, violence, anger, and frustration is traced from the first hominids to our time. This book traces the history of our gradual alienation from nature, from our community, and from our own and other species. The author uses a conversational tone to explain a theory of how having relinquished control of our lives to others, be it rulers, priests, or bosses, we have created a general malaise which has led to anger, frustration and violence. The book ends optimistically with possible solutions.

 

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Contents

What We Know of Our Beginnings
13
2 25 Million to 10000 Years Ago
27
From Labor to War
49
The Search and Loss of Meaning
67
From Education to Alienation
95
From Government to Slavery
117
The Invisible Iron Hand
129
The Tribal Holocaust
137
Interlude
145
WHY?
151
Education for Survival of the Species
157
A New Direction for Survival of the Species
181
Faith for Survival of the Species
195
Selected Bibliography
201
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About the author (1996)

E. HAUSEN is a Professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal in the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.

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