Human Nature

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Alienation, Marx's theory of: Connexipedia Article
Article
As expressed in the writings of the young Karl Marx, refers to the separation of things that naturally belong together, or to put antagonism between things that are properly in harmony. In the concept...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
Desmond, Adrian; Moore, James
Book
2009
An analysis on the formation of Charles Darwins' views on slavery and the impact of those views on his theories and publications.
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Feminism in Canada
Miles, Angela; Finn, Geraldine
Book
1982
An attempt to lay down theoretical and methodological principles of feminist scholarship.
Fromm, Erich - Writings - Index
Fromm, Erich
Article
Writings of Erich Fromm (1900-1980).
Human Nature and Social Theory
Fromm, Erich
Article
1969
Interview with Ulli Diemer
Diemer, Ulli; Orchard, Jeff
Article
1990
Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
Main Currents of Marxism: Volume 1: The Founders
Kolakowski, Leszek
Book
1978
Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
Man, Beast and Zombie: What Science Can and Cannot Tell Us About Human Nature
Malik, Kenan
Book
2000
Drawing upon the ideas of evolutionary biology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence, Malik questions many of our assumptions about human nature.
Man for Himself: An Inguiry into the Psychology of Ethics
Fromm, Erich
Book
1969
Fromm reaffirms the validity of humanistic ethics, to show that our knowledge of human nature does not lead to ethical relativism but, on the contrary, to the conviction that the sources of norms for ...
Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
Brown, Heather
Book
2013
A study devoted exclusively to Marx's perspectives on gender and the family.
Marx rediscovered: A review of Heather A Brown, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
McGregor, Sheila
Article
2015
Sheila McGregor states that Heather Brown has written an important study of Marx’s writings on women’s oppression. Brown situates her book in the current economic and political context, noting the rol...
Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
Hudis, Peter
Book
2013
In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously avoided any detailed conception of its alternative – this work shows that Marx ...
The Mass Psychology of Fascism
Reich, Wilhelm
Book
1933
Wilhelm Reich's class study, written during the years of the German crisis. Reich repudiates the concept that fascism is the ideology or action of a single individual or nationality, or any ethnic or ...
The Modern Crisis
Bookchin, Murray
Book
Nim and Noam: Skinner, Chomsky and the Chimp
Young, Charles M.
Article
2011
How psychologists abused a chimpanzee in a failed attempt to prove that Noam Chomsky was wrong about language.
On the History of Human Nature: Against The Current vol. 108
Morgan, Jim
Article
2004
First, humans have the capacity for love, solidarity, compassion AND the capacity for great aggression and cruelty. Which capacity dominates depends on certain geographic and social conditions.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016: Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1971
These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics. ...
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
Shooting Down Man the Hunter
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2015
Sooner or later in conversations about who we are, who we have been, and who we can be, someone will tell a story about Man the Hunter. It's a story not just about Man but about Woman and Child too.Th...
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Book
2008
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel
Book
2001
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign polic...
Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; Polychroniou, C.J.
Article
2016
Noam Chomsky explores the possibilities for a better human society.
Why Marx Was Right
Eagleton, Terry
Book
2011
Eagleton takes common objections to Marxism and demonstrates how and why they are wrong.

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
KenanMalik.com
Kenan Malik's home page. See also blog at http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com. Academically, my main areas of interest are the history of ideas; the history and philosophy of science; the philosophy of m...

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The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...