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On Aggression : Routledge Classics - Konrad Lorenz

On Aggression

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 9th May 2002
ISBN: 9780415283205
Number Of Pages: 320

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Konrad Lorenz was the author of some of the most popular books ever published about animals, including the best-selling Man Meets Dog and King Solomon's Ring. On Aggression is one of his finest works, as well as the most controversial. Through an insightful and characteristically entertaining survey of animal behaviour, the Nobel Prize winner tracks the evolution of aggression throughout the animal world. He also raises some startling questions when he applies his observations of animal psychology to humankind. His conclusions caused an unprecedented controversy, culminating in a statement adopted by UNESCO in 1989 which appeared to condemn his work. Whether or not Lorenz actually claimed aggression is hard-wired into the human psyche, and that war is an inevitable result, is something readers can decide upon for themselves. However you react, there can be no doubting that in today's violent world this powerful work remains of paramount importance.

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'Packed with entrancing detail, profound wisdom and deft humour... the book is a masterpiece.' - The Guardian

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Prologue in the Seap. 1
Coral Fish in the Laboratoryp. 9
What Aggression is Good Forp. 20
The Spontaneity of Aggressionp. 46
Habit, Ritual and Magicp. 54
The Great Parliament of Instinctsp. 82
Behavioural Analogies to Moralityp. 105
Anonymity of the Flockp. 134
Social Organization Without Lovep. 145
Ratsp. 152
The Bondp. 160
On the Virtue of Scientific Humilityp. 213
Ecce Homo!p. 228
Avowal of Optimismp. 266
Recommended Booksp. 291
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780415283205
ISBN-10: 0415283205
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 9th May 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2

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