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Humankind - A Hopeful History (Paperback): Rutger Bregman

Humankind - A Hopeful History (Paperback)

Rutger Bregman

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'If you only read one book this year, make it this one' CATHY RENTZENBRINK

'This book must be read by as many people as possible - only when people change their view of human nature will they begin to believe in the possibility of building a better world' GRACE BLAKELEY

'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN

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.

General

Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2020
Authors: Rutger Bregman
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 40mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 978-1-4088-9894-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > General
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Philosophy & theory of psychology > Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > General
LSN: 1-4088-9894-2
Barcode: 9781408898949

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