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The Resource Dark nature : a natural history of evil, Lyall Watson

Dark nature : a natural history of evil, Lyall Watson

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Dark nature : a natural history of evil
Title
Dark nature
Title remainder
a natural history of evil
Statement of responsibility
Lyall Watson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Biologist and naturalist Lyall Watson now brings forth a stunning exploration of the origin and nature of evil. Plotting the evolution of human evil from earth's earliest creatures to the society we have become today, in Dark Nature Watson redefines good and evil in biological terms. Drawing on the latest insights of evolutionary ethology, anthropology, and psychology, he takes a fresh look at the problems our species faces as a result of being too numerous, too greedy, and too mobile. Watson utilizes a vast array of sources, from the theories of Charles Darwin to the writings of Annie Dillard, to examine the motivations and driving forces behind evil behavior as well as the invisible order that preserves the delicate balance between "civilized" society and anarchy. Dark Nature is a groundbreaking and fascinating work that takes evil out of the realm of monsters and demons and puts it squarely back where it belongs, in nature and in our lives
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Watson, Lyall
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Good and evil
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Human beings
  • Biology
  • Evolution
Label
Dark nature : a natural history of evil, Lyall Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: By the pricking of my thumbs... -- Pt. 1. Dark Nature. 1. Being Good: The Ecology of Evil. 2. Breaking the Rules: The Arithmetic of Evil -- Pt. 2. Human Nature. 3. Being Bad: The Ethology of Evil. 4. The Evil That Men Do: The Anthropology of Evil. 5. The Wages of Sin: The Psychology of Evil -- Pt. 3. Evil Nature. 6. The Mark of Cain: The Identity of Evil
Control code
34078005
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First HarperPerennial edition.
Extent
xvi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780060927905
Lccn
96001663
Label
Dark nature : a natural history of evil, Lyall Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: By the pricking of my thumbs... -- Pt. 1. Dark Nature. 1. Being Good: The Ecology of Evil. 2. Breaking the Rules: The Arithmetic of Evil -- Pt. 2. Human Nature. 3. Being Bad: The Ethology of Evil. 4. The Evil That Men Do: The Anthropology of Evil. 5. The Wages of Sin: The Psychology of Evil -- Pt. 3. Evil Nature. 6. The Mark of Cain: The Identity of Evil
Control code
34078005
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First HarperPerennial edition.
Extent
xvi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780060927905
Lccn
96001663

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