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Human nature: fact and fiction

Author: Wells, Robin Headlam ; McFadden, JohnjoePublisher: 2006Language: EnglishDescription: 200 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0826485464Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print B105 .A35 H86 2006
(Browse shelf)
Available 32419001251555
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Includes index


Human nature Fact and fiction Contents Contributors Foreword A. C. Grayling vii xi Acknowledgements Introduction Robin Headlam Wells and Johnjoe McFadden xv 1 I Is human nature written in our genes or in our books? 1 The biology of fiction Steven Pinker 27 40 2 Literature, science and human nature Ian McEwan II Can science and literature collaborate to define human nature? 3 Literature and evolution Joseph Carroll 63 82 4 Human nature: one for all and all for one? Gabriel Dover III What has biology got to do with imagination? 5 The biology of the imagination: how the brain can both play with truth and survive a predator Simon Baron-Cohen 6 Biology and imagination: the role of culture Catherine Betsey 7 The limits of imagination Rita Carter 103 111 128 IV Do we need a theory of human nature to tell us how to act? 8 Human nature or human difference? Ania Loomba 147 9 What science can and cannot tell us about human nature Kenan Malik 164 10 The cat, the chisel, and the grave: an answer to the question 'do we need a theory of human nature in order to act?' Philip Pullman Index 184 194

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