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Book review: Humankind: a hopeful history by Rutger Bregman

Hamilton, Rosie (2021) Book review: Humankind: a hopeful history by Rutger Bregman. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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In Humankind: A Hopeful History, Rutger Bregman takes the reader on a journey that dismantles the assumptions of classic research on human nature that positions humans as self-interested, instead exploring how humans can use our inherently good nature to build a better society. While finding that the book’s aim to tackle the dominant philosophical and scientific views of humankind leads the study to overlook the differing experiences of women throughout human history, Rosie Hamilton welcomes its perspective for offering a genuinely optimistic alternative that encourages readers to view the world from a different angle. If you are interested in this book, you can listen to a podcast of author Rutger Bregman discussing the work at an LSE event, recorded on 1 July 2020. Humankind: A Hopeful History. Rutger Bregman. Bloomsbury. 2020.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:05

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