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Humankind: A Hopeful History

Humankind: A Hopeful History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Bregman, Rutger

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. And its roots sink deep into Western thought: from Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the tacit a...ssumption is that humans are bad. Humankind makes the case for a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. When we think the worst of others, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics too. In his long-awaited second book, international-bestselling author Rutger 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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ISBN 9781408898949
Released NZ 19 May 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781408898949
Stock Available
Status Reprinting
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 19 May 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bregman, Rutger
Category Western philosophy
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Behavioural Theory (Behaviourism)
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 128
Weight 732g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Human beings, Philosophical anthropology, Human behavior
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly