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The Better Angels Of Our Nature - A History Of Violence And Humanity (Paperback)

Steven Pinker

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This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker argues that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent over millenia and decades. Can violence really have declined?

The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. Extraordinarily, however, Steven Pinker shows violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare - really has declined from prehistory to today. We are much less likely to die at someone else's hands than ever before. Even the horrific carnage of the last century, when compared to the dangers of pre-state societies, is part of this trend.

Debunking both the idea of the 'noble savage' and an over-simplistic Hobbesian notion of a 'nasty, brutish and short' life, Steven Pinker argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people.

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Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Steven Pinker
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 46mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1026
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-103464-5
Barcode: 9780141034645
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Psychology
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society > General
LSN: 0-14-103464-5

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