The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life / Edition 1

The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life / Edition 1

by Barry Schwartz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393304450

ISBN-13: 9780393304459

Pub. Date: 08/17/1987

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

“Provocative and richly textured. . . .Schwartz’s analyses of the inadequacies of contemporary scientific views of human nature are compelling, but the consequences are even more worthy of note.” —Los Angeles Times
Out of the investigations and speculations of contemporary science, a challenging view of human behavior and society has emerged

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“Provocative and richly textured. . . .Schwartz’s analyses of the inadequacies of contemporary scientific views of human nature are compelling, but the consequences are even more worthy of note.” —Los Angeles Times
Out of the investigations and speculations of contemporary science, a challenging view of human behavior and society has emerged and gained strength. It is a view that equates “human nature” utterly and unalterably with the pursuit of self-interest. Influenced by this view, people increasingly appeal to natural imperatives, instead of moral ones, to explain and justify their actions and those of others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393304459
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/1987
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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