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The Western Illusion of Human Nature

by: Marshall Sahlins

Publisher: Prickly Paradigm Press (2008)


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!