Humankind

In this major book, internationally 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.

Author: Rutger Bregman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408898969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Daily Express Book of the Year 'Hugely, highly and happily recommended' Stephen Fry 'You should read Humankind. You'll learn a lot (I did) and you'll have good reason to feel better about the human race' Tim Harford 'The book we need right now' Daily Telegraph 'Made me see humanity from a fresh perspective' Yuval Noah Harari 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, internationally 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 Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, 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.

Humankind

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Humankind Emerging

It is understandable , then , that the new theory about humankind's descent from
prehistoric apes provoked doubt and opposition ( see Chapter 1 ) . In this
atmosphere of progress and self - approval , the claim that humankind was
merely an ...

Author: Bernard Grant Campbell

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

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Category: Social Science

Page: 679

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An impressive revision that updates the content, improves the graphics, adds significant new material, and addresses contemporary concerns and the relationship of the book's subject matter to ongoing issues in everyday life. Of all editions of the book, the eighth is clearly a superior, comprehensive introduction to physical anthropology. It retains, and incrementally improves, the best features of earlier versions. A whole new set of theoretical perspectives and timelines illuminate the latest fossil finds. The links to the WWW sites are a terrific pedagogical addition to help students keep current, in real time, as new finds are uncovered or restudies are reported. For anyone interested in anthropology and human evolution.

Humankind Evolving

Author: A. Roberto Frisancho

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

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Category: Social Science

Page: 415

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Jesus Christ the Ancestor of Humankind

For , as was shown above the parousia can be said to have always been
incipiently present in him “ as absolute fullness ; " and thanks to his resurrection it
became the power whence the parousiatic glorification of humankind and the rest
of ...

Author: Charles Nyamiti

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Category: Ancestor worship

Page: 286

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Humankind at the Brink

As to what may be responsible for cladogenesis , or for a moment of explosive
evolution , P . V . Tobias quotes Rench ( 1959 ) , who in broad terms says of this
question : The essential factor in the causation of such periods of 28
HUMANKIND ...

Author: Gerhard Kraus

Publisher: Janus Book Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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For many decades Cultural and Social Anthropology have been dominated by the doctrine of Cultural Evolutionism. 'A Scrutiny of Cultural Theories' reveals that this concept can no longer be sustained. The viable alternative, on which the main body of this book is based is a Diffusionist interpretation of humanities' historical process. Unfortunately, to do justice to the title of this book, human ingenuity, having developed nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, has brought us now to the brink of biological extinction.

The Origin of Humankind

... Homo erectus in Asia . Given what we know about Neandertal it is less likely
that there was much contribution to modern Europeans , if any , from resident
Neandertals The Origin of Humankind 19 Some Conclusions about Human
Evolution, ...

Author: Massimiliano Aloisi

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Category: Evolution

Page: 103

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Portrait of Humankind

Author: Paul Driben

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130640154

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Emerging Consciousness for a New Humankind

Author: Michael von Brück

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Category: Asia

Page: 141

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The Potential Contribution of Indian Spiritual Psychology to the Sustainability of Humankind and the Environment

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Contribution of Indian Spiritual Psychology o the Sustainability of Humankind and
the Environment.

Author: Ross McDonald

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Category: India

Page: 148

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Half Humankind

WOMEN ' S & RENAISSANCE STUDIES HALF HUMANKIND Contexts and Texts
of the Controversy about Women in England , 1540 - 1640 omen KATHERINE
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Author: Katherine U. Henderson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252011740

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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Since the very beginnings of literature, "half humankind"--The female of the species-has been an irresistible subject for the pens of the other half.

A World In Transition Humankind and Nature

This book develops, from the call for an interdisciplinary synthesis and respect of plurality, acknowledging the evolving scientific truth, to the need for an integrated but inevitably provisional worldview.

Author: Diederik Aerts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400708564

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

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A World in Transition, Humankind and Nature is appropriately entitled after its aim for an intrinsic property of reality: change. Of major concern, in this era of transformation, is the extensive and profound interaction of humankind with nature. The global-scale social and technological project of humankind definitely involves a myriad of changes of the ecosphere. This book develops, from the call for an interdisciplinary synthesis and respect of plurality, acknowledging the evolving scientific truth, to the need for an integrated but inevitably provisional worldview. Contributors from different parts of the world focus on four modes of change: (i) Social change and the individual condition, (ii) Complex evolution and fundamental emergent transformations, (iii) Ecological transformation and responsibility inquiries, (iv) The economic-ecological and socio-technical equilibria. Primarily concerned with the deep transformations of humankind and of the relationship between humans and nature, it is addressed to a broad and thinking public that wants to be kept informed.

The Fever

In The Fever, the journalist Sonia Shah sets out to answer these questions, delivering a timely, inquisitive chronicle of the illness and its influence on human lives.

Author: Sonia Shah

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 1429981172

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 565

In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names—and opened their pocketbooks—in hopes of curing the disease. Still, in a time when every emergent disease inspires waves of panic, why aren't we doing more to eradicate one of our oldest foes? And how does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect 500 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million of them? In The Fever, the journalist Sonia Shah sets out to answer these questions, delivering a timely, inquisitive chronicle of the illness and its influence on human lives. Through the centuries, she finds, we've invested our hopes in a panoply of drugs and technologies, and invariably those hopes have been dashed. From the settling of the New World to the construction of the Panama Canal, through wars and the advances of the Industrial Revolution, Shah tracks malaria's jagged ascent and the tragedies in its wake, revealing a parasite every bit as persistent as the insects that carry it. With distinguished prose and original reporting from Panama, Malawi, Cameroon, India, and elsewhere, The Fever captures the curiously fascinating, devastating history of this long-standing thorn in the side of humanity.

Evolutionary Epistemology and its Implications for Humankind

Implications. ior. Humankind. "It is a concise introduction to evolutionary
epislemolog\ and thus serves the growing philosophy of biology discipline well. It
is the first book-length work written specifically to introduce students and scholars
to the ...

Author: Franz M. Wuketits

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791402856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

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This books aims to outline the scientific (biological) foundations of evolutionary epistemology, and to discuss its implications for humankind. Wuketits covers all aspects of evolutionary epistemology, including its empirical foundations and its philosophical and anthropological consequences, providng an accessible introduction with a minimum of jargon.

Sapiens

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern ...

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Prospects of Common Concern of Humankind in International Law

a good starting point for identifying potential common concerns of humankind. To
understand the recognition of common concerns of humankind in this way is one
manner in which to give the concept a normative coherence that it would ...

Author: Thomas Cottier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108889425

Category: Law

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The Common Concern of Humankind today is central to efforts to bring about enhanced international cooperation in fields including, but not limited to, climate change. This book explores the expression's potential as a future legal principle. It sets out the origins of Common Concern, its differences to other common interest legal principles, and expounds the potential normative structure and effects of the principle, applying an approach of carrots and sticks in realizing goals defined as a Common Concern. Individual chapters test the principle in different legal fields, including climate technology diffusion, marine plastic pollution, human rights enforcement, economic inequality, migration, and monetary and financial stability. They confirm that basic obligations under the principle of 'Common Concern of Humankind' comprise not only that of international cooperation and duties to negotiate, but also of unilateral duties to act to enhance the potential of public international law to produce appropriate public goods.

The Universal Perspective of Humankind on Earth

Yet, apart from these seemingly few who understand that Earth should be cared
for and not unconscionably destroyed, the remainder of humankind seems to be
under the impression that Earth was created solely for their benefit. This notion is
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Author: Yomon

Publisher: Clay Road Press

ISBN: 0978829867

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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As your fictional aliens often say, I come in peace. In fact, peace, or lack thereof in your society, is the main reason I feel compelled to contact you at this time. Hailing from "a small planet" in the Sombrero Galaxy, Yomon is an interstellar traveler, observer, and "fan" of human culture who has become the Universal community's leading expert on humankind. After observing human culture for approximately 100 Earth years, Yomon believes humankind has the potential to make significant cultural contributions to the greater society of Universe—if it doesn't destroy itself first. With humankind's Voyager 1 space probe on its way to exiting Sol with a message to the Universal community, Yomon responds with this "report" titled The Universal Perspective of Humankind on Earth to inform humankind that there is a greater society of intelligent beings but that it must get its act together if it wants to be a part of it. The report also doubles as a comprehensive entry into "The Database" to provide the Universal community "highly detailed insight into the unique culture of this species through the attempted use of its own vernacular". Peace, freedom, limitless energy, thousand year life spans, free real estate, and relief from the deadly stresses of overcrowding on Earth are all possible if humankind learns to adhere to The Universal Law of Freedom. In order to comply, humankind must end oppression and violence in its society and allow all beings to live freely and peacefully. At the very least, humankind must stop fighting each other and start working together to achieve peace or face inevitable extinction. Yomon's view of humankind is brutally honest, unflattering, appreciative, humorous, and revealing of the frustration one feels towards another who has great potential but is not willing to make the effort to fulfill it. Yomon's unique perspective is visualized with illustrations, and the report concludes with "The Universal Law of Freedom and the Ten Precepts of Peace", a list of ideas meant to help human individuals comply with The Universal Law of Freedom in the course of their daily lives. Above all, The Universal Perspective of Humankind on Earth is an impassioned and entertaining plea to humankind to get its act together and join the rest of the civilized Universal society.

Solidarity in the Conversation of Humankind

This book engages with the work of radical liberalist Richard Rorty, utilising his thesis concerning rescuer behaviour during the Holocaust to explore the paradoxes of a philosophy which rejects any determinate view of human nature.

Author: Norman Geras

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860916598

Category: Philosophy

Page: 151

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What are the sources of solidarity? Do universalist motives have an important place among them? And how are they related to arguments about human nature and about truth? In this new book, Norman Geras engages with the work of Richard Rorty to explore the paradoxes of a liberalism which rejects any determinate view of human nature. He begins by examining Rorty's thesis concerning rescuer behavior during the Holocaust. Measuring it against existing research on the subject and the testimony of rescuers themselves, Geras questions Rorty's use of their moral example as a challenge to universalist assumptions. He then considers some of the problems in Rorty's anti-essentialism: his shifting usages of "human nature"; the paradoxical plea for extensive forms of solidarity on the basis of parochial communitarian premises; the relationship of pragmatist notions of truth to issues of justice; and the project of a democratic, would-be "humanist" utopia grounded only on contingencies. Solidarity in the Conversation of Humankind is an imagined dialogue with Rorty—influential, eloquent and unorthodox champion of a human radical liberalism.

International Law for Humankind

This volume is an updated and revised version of the General Course on Public International Law delivered by the Author at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2005.

Author: Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004255079

Category: Law

Page: 756

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This volume is an updated and revised version of the General Course on Public International Law delivered by the Author at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2005. Professor Cançado Trindade, Doctor honoris causa of seven Latin American Universities in distinct countries, was for many years Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and President of that Court for half a decade (1999-2004). He is currently Judge of the International Court of Justice; he is also Member of the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law, as well as of the Institut de Droit International, and of the Brazilian Academy of Juridical Letters.

Letters from the Hive

Told with wit, wisdom, and affection, and rich with anecdote and science, Letters from the Hive is nature writing at its best. This is natural history to be treasured, a sweet tribute that buzzes with life.

Author: Stephen Buchmann

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553901511

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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They work hard, are devoted to family, love sex, and know the importance of a good piece of real estate. Honey bees, and the daily workings of their close-knit colonies, are one of nature's great miracles. And they produce one of nature's greatest edible bounties: honey. More than just a palate pleaser, honey was once an offering to the gods, a preservative, and a medicine whose sought-after curative powers were detailed in ancient texts . . . and are being rediscovered by modern medical science. In Letters from the Hive, Prof. Stephen Buchmann takes us into the hive--nursery, honey factory, queen's inner sanctum--and out to the world of backyard gardens, open fields, and deserts in full bloom, where the age-old sexual dance between flowers and bees makes life on earth as we know it possible. Hailed for their hard work, harmonious society, and, mistakenly, for their celibacy, bees have a link to our species that goes beyond biology. In Letters from the Hive, Buchmann explores the fascinating role of bees in human culture and mythology, following the "honey hunters" of native cultures in Malaysia, the Himalayas, and the Australian Outback as they risk life and limb to locate a treasure as valuable as any gold. To contemplate a world without bees is to imagine a desolate place, culturally and biologically, and Buchmann shows how with each acre of land sacrificed to plow, parking lot, or shopping mall, we inch closer to what could become a chilling reality. He also offers honey-based recipes, cooking tips, and home remedies--further evidence of the gifts these creatures have bestowed on us. Told with wit, wisdom, and affection, and rich with anecdote and science, Letters from the Hive is nature writing at its best. This is natural history to be treasured, a sweet tribute that buzzes with life.