The Resource Humankind

Humankind

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Humankind
Title
Humankind
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Subject
Summary
It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest.Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. The instinct to cooperate rather than compete, trust rather than distrust, has an evolutionary basis going right back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too.In this major book, international-bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the cooperation seen in the aftermath of the Blitz, the hidden flaws in the Stanford Prison Experiment to the true story of the Kitty Genovese murder, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think – and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.It is time for a new view of human nature
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Bregman, Rutger
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Education
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Lifestyle - Wellbeing
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Business
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Humankind
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BORROWBOX:BLM_871747
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408898963
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Humankind
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_871747
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781408898963
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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