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The Most Dangerous Animal

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The Most Dangerous Animal by David Livingstone Smith
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Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight.The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be hideously cruel and destructive to one another. Why are we our own worst enemy?The Most Dangerous Animal takes the reader on a journey through evolution, history, anthropology, and psychology, showing how and why the human mind has a dual nature: on the one hand, we are ferocious, dangerous animals who regularly commit terrible atrocities against our own kind; on the other, we have a deep aversion to killing, a horror of taking human life.

Author Biography

Dr David Livingstone Smith is the author of Why We Lie as well as a professor of philosophy and cofounder and director of the Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of New England. He and his wife live in Portland, Maine.
Release date NZ
February 17th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Pages
288
Dimensions
143x214x17
ISBN-13
9780312537449
Product ID
2752953

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