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Humankind

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From New York Times bestselling author of Utopia for Realists comes a "bold" (Daniel H. Pink) and "extraordinary" (Susan Cain) argument that humans thrive in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success on the planet. If there is one belief that has united the left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit assumption that humans are bad. It's a notion that drives newspaper headlines and guides the laws that shape our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest. But what if it isn't true? International bestseller Rutger Bregman provides new perspective on the past 200,000 years of human history, setting out to prove that we are hardwired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the solidarity in the aftermath of the Blitz, the hidden flaws in the Stanford prison experiment to the true story of twin brothers on opposite sides who helped Mandela end apartheid, Bregman shows us that believing in human generosity and collaboration isn't merely optimistic—it's realistic. Moreover, it has huge implications for how society functions. When we think the worst of people, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics. But if we believe in the reality of humanity's kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation for achieving true change in society, a case that Bregman makes convincingly with his signature wit, refreshing frankness, and memorable storytelling. Instant New York Times Bestseller. "The Sapiens of 2020." —The Guardian "Humankind made me see humanity from a fresh perspective." —Yuval Noah Harari, author of the #1 bestseller Sapiens Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction One of the Washington Post's 50 Notable Nonfiction Works in 2020

HumanKind

HumanKind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1928055648
Author: Brad Aronson
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This Wall Street Journal bestseller, USA Today bestseller and Canadian Book Club Awards winner is filled with true stories about how one small deed can make a world of difference. "Elegant and wise" (Deepak Chopra), "The most uplifting and life-affirming book in years." (Forbes) Brad Aronson's life changed in an instant when his wife, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia. After her diagnosis, Brad spent most of the next two and a half years either by her side as she received treatment or trying to shield their five-year-old son, Jack, from the worst of Mia's illness. Amid the stress and despair of waiting for the treatment to work, Brad and Mia were met by an outpouring of kindness from friends, family and even complete strangers. Inspired by the many demonstrations of "humankindness" that supported their family through Mia's recovery, Brad began writing about the people who rescued his family from that dark time, often with the smallest of gestures. But he didn't stop there. Knowing that simple acts of kindness transform lives across the globe every day, he sought out these stories and shares some of the best ones here. In HumanKind, you'll meet the mentor who changed a child's life with a single lesson in shoe tying, the six-year-old who launched a global kindness movement, the band of seamstress grandmothers who mend clothes for homeless people, and many other heroes. Brad also provides dozens of ways you can make a difference through the simplest words and deeds. You'll discover how buying someone a meal or sharing a little encouragement at the right time can change someone's world, as well as your own. The resource section at the back of the book provides guidance and organizations that will help you channel and amplify your own acts of kindness. Here you'll discover: How you can fund a surgery to cure someone's blindness with a donation of less than $200. Organizations through which you can provide a birthday gift for a child who otherwise wouldn't receive one. Multiple places where you can send letters of encouragement to support hospitalized kids, lonely seniors, refugees, veterans and others in need. And over fifty more ways you can change a life. HumanKind will leave you grateful for what you have and provide a refuge from the negativity that surrounds us. This feel-good book will touch your heart. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll be reminded of what really matters. All author royalties go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Sapiens

Sapiens [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0771038526
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Utopia for Realists

Utopia for Realists [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316471909
Author: Rutger Bregman
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Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today. "A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell." --New York Times After working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't. Rutger Bregman's TED Talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. A quarter of a million views later, the subject of that video is being seriously considered by leading economists and government leaders the world over. It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he champions ideas whose time have come. Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime. Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world.

For All Humankind

For All Humankind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642500976
Author: Tanya Harrison,Danny Bednar
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Stories of the first moon landing as experienced by real people from around the world—great for fans of A Man on the Moon, Rocket Men, or First Man. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin left humanity’s first footprints on the Moon, July 20, 1969. The plaque they left behind reads, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” But was the Apollo 11 moon landing mission really a global endeavor? How did people outside the United States view these “rocket men?” Against the political backdrop of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, was it, indeed, “For all mankind?” Dr. Tanya Harrison and Dr. Danny Bednar have talked to individuals from a variety of locations outside the United States, to see how this event touched the lives of people across the world. Enthusiasts of space travel, the Apollo missions, and the moon landings will love this book. These previously untold stories reveal the impact of the moon landings around the globe, and what having a “man on the moon” meant to the international community. In this exciting book, readers will: · Find interviews with eight non-Americans to get their perspectives · Be inspired by their memories of the event · Learn more about one of the most historic events in human history “An absolute delight! By telling the story of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing through the eyes of observers from around the world, [Harrison and Bednar] bring freshness to it that is utterly beguiling.”—Dr. Andrew Maynard, author of Films from the Future and Future Rising

Humankind

Humankind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786631334
Author: Timothy Morton
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A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed object-oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. In our relationship with nonhumans, we decide the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with nonhuman beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first crucial step in reclaiming the upper scales of ecological coexistence and resisting corporations like Monsanto and the technophilic billionaires who would rob us of our kinship with people beyond our species.

Humankind

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Humankind by Timothy Morton Book Resume:

A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed object-oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. In our relationship with nonhumans, we decide the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with nonhuman beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first crucial step in reclaiming the upper scales of ecological coexistence and resisting corporations like Monsanto and the technophilic billionaires who would rob us of our kinship with people beyond our species.

Debating Humankind's Place in Nature, 1860-2000

Debating Humankind's Place in Nature, 1860-2000 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317348885
Author: Richard Delisle
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This text, the only one of its kind on the market, surveys the development of the field of human evolution from its inception through today. It provides students with a broad contrast enabling them to fully understand the value and role of current paleoanthropological research. Features: An historical approach - Establishes for students the nature of paleoanthropology through the historical development of the field from 1860 through 2000 and shows students that paleoanthropology is a remarkably progressive field.. A focus on the debates in the field of human evolution (especially the phylogenetic or genealogical debates)– Analyzes four distinct debates, presented separately from their inception to the present: 1) Humankind's place among the primates; 2) The place of the australopithecines relative to the human line; 3) Debates on human phylogeny proper; 4) Proposed scenarios of hominization. Presentation and analysis of the viewpoints of over 150 scholars - Gives students a valuable reference work for the future (includes over 1200 references in the bibliography) as well as a comprehensive text for today. For junior/senior courses in Human Evolution and Paleoanthropology in Anthropology departments.

The Universal Perspective of Humankind on Earth

The Universal Perspective of Humankind on Earth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0978829867
Author: Yomon
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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.

Is Humankind Intelligent Yet?

Is Humankind Intelligent Yet? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1910823244
Author: Colin Sayer
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Is Humankind Intelligent Yet? by Colin Sayer Book Resume:

Is Humankind an intelligent species – yet ? This book immediately answers ”No!” and then covers many subjects such as the universe, language, self-awareness and evil, asking a wide range of questions. The author believes a. that many of these questions are the most important that can ever face Humankind and b. that we can become a truly intelligent species if we can arrive at the right answers to them. However the author also knows that he is not at all sure about the answers to his own questions and invites you, the reader, to come to your own conclusions.

Humankind 2.0

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Author: James Ward
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It’s early 2020. MI7 is expecting an eccentric new recruit in the person of Chasha Jones, self-described (only partly tongue-in-cheek) as "the most intelligent woman in London." Perceptive, cerebral, fun to work alongside, everyone looks forward to her arrival. But on the day she's due to start work, there's no sign of her. Nor the day after. Then shockingly, it turns out she's joined an obscure cult run by an eccentric Briton called Hector Raynebow. Raynebow used to be a dedicated eco-warrior, but he's ditched environmentalism on the grounds that humanity, in its present form, isn't really capable of saving the world: the rot has gone too far. But don't worry, he has a solution: Humankind 2.0, a new type of human being, developed by means of cutting-edge gene technology. The trouble is, when more than a few governments encounter the words, "a new type of human being", what they actually hear is "super-soldiers". And their only question then is, assuming Raynebow really is capable of developing such things, who’s going to get their hands on them first? John Mordred is assigned to investigate. But of course, he's not the only one. And to make things even cosier, the investigators are explicitly briefed not to get on with each other.

Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead?

Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 148700169X
Author: Steven Pinker,Matt Ridley,Alain de Botton,Malcolm Gladwell
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Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead? by Steven Pinker,Matt Ridley,Alain de Botton,Malcolm Gladwell Book Resume:

Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms, and the spread of global norms empower individuals and societies around the world. But is progress inevitable? Its critics argue that human civilization has become different, not better, over the last two and a half centuries. What is seen as a breakthrough or innovation in one period becomes a setback or limitation in another. In short, progress is an ideology not a fact; a way of thinking about the world as opposed to a description of reality. In the seventeenth semi-annual Munk Debates, which was held in Toronto on November 6, 2015, pioneering cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and bestselling author Matt Ridley squared off against noted philosopher Alain de Botton and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell to debate whether humankind’s best days lie ahead.

Humankind’s Fear of Death

Humankind’s Fear of Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481799738
Author: Michael Higgins
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The book developed from my gradual realization that spirituality was a normal characteristic in the human race, but that in recent millennia it had regressed in the everyday awareness of most people, especially those belonging to what they regarded as a cultural society. Only so-called primitive peoples retained a spiritual outlook. My book describes how this has come about, especially the negative influence of organized religions on individual spirituality, and the resulting deterioration in most human societies. Finally I suggest how mankind can become again spiritual during their Earth lives. Michael Higgins

Revelations and Reflections on Humankind Inspired by Modern Physics

Revelations and Reflections on Humankind Inspired by Modern Physics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1649970935
Author: Samo Liu
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA
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Revelations and Reflections on Humankind Inspired by Modern Physics by Samo Liu Book Resume:

Humankind resides in the three-dimensional universe. It is a real materialistic universe where humans utilize their senses to perceive the dimension, temperature, color, or taste of all beings of the universe. However, the Universe that humankind discovered to date is not the entire Universe. The scientific results from researches performed by modern physicists and the knowledge passed down by ancient sages throughout generations have lead humankind to believe that the visible Universe is only a fraction of the whole Universe. The void invisible to humankind is where the Origin of the Universe lies.

Space Operations: Inspiring Humankind's Future

Space Operations: Inspiring Humankind's Future [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030115364
Author: Helene Pasquier,Craig A. Cruzen,Michael Schmidhuber,Young H. Lee
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Space Operations: Inspiring Humankind's Future by Helene Pasquier,Craig A. Cruzen,Michael Schmidhuber,Young H. Lee Book Resume:

This book includes a selection of 30 reviewed and enhanced manuscripts published during the 15th SpaceOps Conference held in May 2018 in Marseille, France. The selection was driven by their quality and relevance to the space operations community. The papers represent a cross-section of three main subject areas: Mission Management – management tasks for designing, preparing and operating a particular mission Spacecraft Operations – preparation and implementation of all activities to operate a space vehicle (crewed and uncrewed) under all conditions Ground Operations – preparation, qualification, and operations of a mission dedicated ground segment and appropriate infrastructure including antennas, control centers, and communication means and interfaces This book promotes the SpaceOps Committee’s mission to foster the technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations and ground data systems while promoting and maintaining an international community of space operations experts.

Enzymes for Solving Humankind's Problems

Enzymes for Solving Humankind's Problems [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030583155
Author: José J. G. Moura,Isabel Moura,Luisa B. Maia
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Enzymes for Solving Humankind's Problems by José J. G. Moura,Isabel Moura,Luisa B. Maia Book Resume:

This book presents specific key natural and artificial systems that are promising biocatalysts in the areas of health, agriculture, environment and energy. It provides a comprehensive account of the state of the art of these systems and outlines the significant progress made in the last decade using these systems to develop innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. Chapters from expert contributors explore how natural enzymes and artificial systems tackle specific targets such as: climate change, carbon footprint and economy and carbon dioxide utilisation; nitrogen footprint and fixation and nitrous oxide mitigation; hydrogen production, fuel cells and energy from bacteria; biomass transformation and production of added-value compounds, as well as biosensors development. This book provides an important and inspiring account for the designing of new natural and artificial systems with enhanced properties, and it appeals not only to students and researchers working in the fields of energy, health, food and environment, but also to a wider audience of educated readers that are interested in these up-to-date and exciting subjects. Chapter “Carbon Dioxide Utilisation—The Formate Route” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Agony of Humankind and the Antidote

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Author: Sam Kneller
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Our world is in agony. What's the antidote and how do we inject it? There are billions of good people with a desire to do what's right and thousands of proposed solutions to the dilemmas that assail our planet. Why can't humankind make more progress toward stable prosperity and peace of mind for all peoples? Somehow, something is holding us back, putting a damper on initiatives and good will. The Bible refers to a Serpent as the culprit behind human mind manipulation and sorrow. But who wants to take the Bible at face value, especially when it refers to a talking animal and the myth of a tree with forbidden fruit?! The narrative appears as whimsical nonsense, an affront to critical thinking. Sam Kneller takes you behind the scene. English, or any other translation, cannot do justice to the original scriptures. He reveals a unique method to unlock Bible meaning with his acclaimed study course, 7 Keys to master Biblical Hebrew. You can easily grasp the deep meaning behind the reality of a malevolent spirit being. A conquering tyrant wielding awesome powers. Discover the Serpent's strategy as the all-time best influencer of human consciousness. It broadcasts fake news and counterfeit wisdom directly into the human mind. Our worst nightmares don't hold a candle to the corruption and confusion it disseminates with uncanny ease. We unsuspecting, naïve humans lap it up like a pack of thirsty jack-asses as the lions crouch, ready to pounce on a mentally abused prey. On the bright side, the life-saving antidote is readily available, but humanity is blind to its presence, wisdom and potency. Learn how to take the blinders off, see the obstacles and overcome the fiery dragon. It can be done, but will we have the insight, stamina and fortitude to exercise our free will and follow that positive pathway? Now you can explore the original significance of Biblical Hebrew, like Sheli, "It is something I have been searching for, a way to get past the translations and get to the deeper meaning of God's word." Don't settle for just any “How to Fix Humankind” books that invade the bookstores. This straightforward, no-holds barred, deep-dive into the why and what of the spiritual disintegration behind our planet's turmoil is a must read. Journey from the dark of deceit and despair, to the light of truth and peace of mind with honest, attainable how-to solutions. Engage in understanding the Agony of Humankind and identifying the Antidote to save our nation and answer the big questions in life.

From Earth to Oblivion: The Passing of Humankind

From Earth to Oblivion: The Passing of Humankind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 098825591X
Author: Ross E. Goodrich, PhD
Publisher: Ross E Goodrich PhD
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Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393634833
Author: Sang-Hee Lee
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Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species by Sang-Hee Lee Book Resume:

“Deftly weaving together science and personal observation, Lee proves an engaging, authoritative guide… of the human condition.” —Kate Wong, editor at Scientific American What can fossilized teeth tell us about our ancient ancestors’ life expectancy? Did farming play a problematic role in the history of human evolution? And what do we have in common with Neanderthals? In this captivating bestseller, Close Encounters with Humankind, paleoanthropologist Sang-Hee Lee explores our greatest evolutionary questions from new and unexpected angles. Through a series of entertaining, bite-sized chapters that combine anthropological insight with cutting-edge science, we gain fresh perspectives into our first hominin ancestors and ways to challenge perceptions about the traditional progression of evolution. With Lee as our guide, we discover that we indeed have always been a species of continuous change.

On the Uniqueness of Humankind

On the Uniqueness of Humankind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3540271716
Author: Hans-Rainer Duncker,K. Prieß
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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On the Uniqueness of Humankind by Hans-Rainer Duncker,K. Prieß Book Resume:

Biological and philosophical anthropologies of the 20th century keep emphasising the "Sonderstellung" of humans among the realm of living beings. However, it is not clear how this particular role should be characterised, how it should be reconciled with biological findings, and which theoretical and practical conclusions should be drawn from it. Partly in opposition to these anthropological views on humankind biological disciplines underline the extensive similarities and common characteristics between humans and other species. Apparently, these biological findings concur with the criticism of anthropocentrism, which is expressed in Western philosophy of nature and by ethicists. To discuss these issues the Europäische Akademie organized the conference "The Uniqueness of Humankind – Über die Sonderstellung des Menschen". The proceedings of the conference documented in this volume approached the theoretical and practical concept of the "Sonderstellung" against the background of present day knowledge in biosciences. Furthermore, by interdisciplinary efforts, an attempt was made to clarify those conceptual problems that arise with the idea of the uniqueness of humankind. The present volume partly takes up and further develops topics that have been raised by volume 15, On Human Nature, that was published in this series in 2002.