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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lorenz (On Aggression defines our culture's neuroses as worship of social status, greed, overcompetitiveness and love of activity for its own sake. He believes that a general waning of human qualities warps all technocratic societies, whether capitalistic or totalitarian. What makes this stiffly written jeremiad unusual is the author's grounding of his diagnosis in animal-behavior studies. Once meaningful, adaptive human-behavior patternsdivision of labor, specialization, organization, joy in functioninghave turned into cultural straightjackets, he argues. In evolution, with its wild zigzags, Lorenz finds absolutely no guarantee of upward development. But he claims that humans possess a built-in, life-preserving mechanism for improving cultural structures. Readers may find his prescriptions anticlimactic: he urges contact with the world of nature, especially for the young, as a way to overcome our increasingly artificial lives. (May 14)
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This book, by well-known ethologist Lorenz, is concerned with the causes of the waning of compassion for others. It offers a refutation of predetermination, discusses detrimental patterns of behavior and the reality of subjective (versus quantifiable) experience, and critiques the dominance of technology over society. Lorenz also suggests ways, including close contact with nature, for achieving compassion. This book continues themes discussed in his other works, especially Behind the Mirror. While the topic is important and of general interest, some aspects of the book (e.g., references to works of German philosophers) may limit its readership to informed laypersonsand scholars. Joseph Hannibal, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316532914
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 1/13/1987
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Pages: 250

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