Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Desire

Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Desire

by Mary Midgley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415289866

ISBN-13: 9780415289863

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415289863
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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