ON HUMAN NATURE

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Harvard University Press, 1978 - Psychology - 260 pages
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In his new preface E. O. Wilson reflects on how he came to write this book: how The Insect Societies led him to write Sociobiology, and how the political and religious uproar that engulfed that book persuaded him to write another book that would better explain the relevance of biology to the understanding of human behavior.
 

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"Pure knowledge is the ultimate emancipator. It equalizes people and sovereign states, erodes the archaic barriers of superstition and promises to lift the trajectory of cultural evolution." In this ... Read full review

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Bright, Wilson is just bright! And this book reflects his thoughts on Human nature. You may like them or not, like everything else in reality. Read full review

Contents

DILEMMA
1
HEREDITY
15
DEVELOPMENT
53
EMERGENCE
71
AGGRESSION
99
SEX
121
ALTRUISM
149
RELIGION
169
HOPE
195
GLOSSARY
213
NOTES
223
INDEX
251
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Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Hölldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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