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The Resource Humankind : a hopeful history, Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore

Humankind : a hopeful history, Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore

Label
Humankind : a hopeful history
Title
Humankind
Title remainder
a hopeful history
Statement of responsibility
Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. The instinct to cooperate rather than compete, trust rather than distrust, has an evolutionary basis going right back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature
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1988-
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Bregman, Rutger
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Manton, Elizabeth
  • Moore, Erica
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  • Human beings
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Human behavior
  • Humanity
  • Altruism
Target audience
adult
Label
Humankind : a hopeful history, Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2019 in the Netherlands as De Meeste Mensen Deugen by De Corresponent
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251527637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 463 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408898949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Humankind : a hopeful history, Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2019 in the Netherlands as De Meeste Mensen Deugen by De Corresponent
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251527637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 463 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408898949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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