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

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

by Barry Schwartz

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Overview

“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: 9780393023190
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/1986
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Barry Schwartz is Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action in the psychology department at Swarthmore College. Schwartz has published widely in scholarly journals in the field of learning and motivation. In addition, he is the author of Behaviorism, Science, and Human Nature (with Hugh Lacey), The Battle for Human Nature, and The Costs of Living.

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