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Book Review: war, peace, and human nature: the convergence of evolutionary and cultural views

Oruna-Goriaïnoff, Anthony (2013) Book Review: war, peace, and human nature: the convergence of evolutionary and cultural views. LSE Review of Books (12 Dec 2013). Website.

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Abstract

"War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views." Douglas P. Fry. Oxford University Press. April 2013. --- Have humans always waged war? Is warring an ancient evolutionary adaptation or a relatively recent behaviour? In this book, editor Douglas P. Fry brings together leading experts in evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, and primatology to find answers to fundamental questions about peace, conflict, and human nature in an evolutionary context. Anthony Oruna-Goriaïnoff finds it soothing to think that our ancestors, at their most primitive, and for a long time after, were happier living in peace and avoided war even though the preconditions for war have been part of humanity from the start.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 11:00
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 00:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/55393

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