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The Western Illusion of Human Nature

by: Marshall Sahlins

Publisher: Prickly Paradigm Press (2008)


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In this concise little essay Sahlins traces the Hobbesian view of bestial human nature (and modern genetic Determinists as well) back to Thucydides, proceeds to poke many a hole in the concept; shows us other groups who thrive with important kinship relations, questions the modern state and opens the door to an anarchistic conceptualization of human relations. Yahoo!