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Humankind: A Hopeful History
  

Humankind: A Hopeful History (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

Read by Bregman, Rutger
Translated by Manton, Elizabeth
Translated by Moore, Erica
Read by Judd, Thomas

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From the folk hero of Davos (Vox), Fox News antagonist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Utopia for Realists, a revolutionary argument that our innate goodness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in humanity's success If there is one belief that has united t...he left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit assumption that humans are bad. It's a notion that drives newspaper headlines and guides the laws that shape our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest. But what if it isn't true? By providing a new historical perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman sets out to prove that we are in fact hard-wired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. This understanding, Bregman suggests, isn't merely optimistic--it's realistic. Moreover, it has huge implications for how society functions. When we think the worst of people, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics. But if we believe in the reality of humanity's kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation for achieving true change in society, a case that Bregman makes convincingly with his signature wit, refreshing frankness, and memorable storytelling.
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ISBN 9781549159848
Publisher Little Brown and Company
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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ISBN-13 9781549159848
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Publisher Little Brown and Company
Imprint Little Brown and Company
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Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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Edition Library Edition
Author(s) Read by Bregman, Rutger
Translated by Manton, Elizabeth
Translated by Moore, Erica
Read by Judd, Thomas
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Western philosophy
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Behavioural Theory (Behaviourism)
Politics & Government
Economics
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Dewey Code 128
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NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade

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