Beast and Man by Mary Midgley
The Roots of Human Nature (Routledge Classics)

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Philosophers have traditionally concentrated on the qualities that make human beings different from other species. In Beast and Man Mary Midgley, one of our foremost intellectuals, stresses continuities. What makes people tick? Largely, she asserts, the same things as animals. She tells us humans are rather more like other animals than we previously allowed ourselves to believe, and reminds us just how primitive we are in comparison to the sophistication of many animals. A veritable classic for our age, Beast and Man has helped change the way we think about ourselves and the world in which we live.

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Mary Midgley is retired but was professor of philosophy at the University of Newcastle until 1980. She is one of the best known and most popular philosophers of her generation and the author of eight books, all published by Roultedge. The best known include Wickedness and Beast and Man, both in Routledge Classics.
Published March 1, 2004 by Routledge. 422 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Mary Midgley adds a zestful and spirited voice to the current debate on the nature of human nature.

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