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"Emotional Amoral Egoism"

£37.99

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237 Pp. Book is clean crisp and tightly bound, no inscriptions or annotations, light shelf wear to cover.


The enduring assumption that human behaviour is governed by innate morality and reason is at odds with the persistence of human deprivation, injustice, brutality, inequality and conflict. This book offers a fresh look at human nature and universal security by proposing a new general theory of human nature, "emotional amoral egoism", and a specific theory of human motivation that draw on a wide range of philosophical, psychological and evolutionary approaches as well as neuroscientific research. It argues that human behaviour is governed primarily by emotional self-interest and that the human mind is a predisposed tabula rasa. The author argues that most human beings are innately neither moral nor immoral but rather amoral. Circumstances will determine the survival value of humankind's moral compass. This insight has profound implications for the re-ordering of governance mechanisms at all levels with a strong emphasis on the role of society and the global system. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the substrates of human nature and its universal security implications in relation to identity, conflict, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, morality and global governance.

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Author(s):
Nayef R F Al-Rodhan
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22 x 15
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
3825809544
ISBN-13:
9783825809546
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
LIT Verlag
Title:
Emotional amoral egoism

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237 Pp. Book is clean crisp and tightly bound, no inscriptions or annotations, light shelf wear to cover.


The enduring assumption that human behaviour is governed by innate morality and reason is at odds with the persistence of human deprivation, injustice, brutality, inequality and conflict. This book offers a fresh look at human nature and universal security by proposing a new general theory of human nature, "emotional amoral egoism", and a specific theory of human motivation that draw on a wide range of philosophical, psychological and evolutionary approaches as well as neuroscientific research. It argues that human behaviour is governed primarily by emotional self-interest and that the human mind is a predisposed tabula rasa. The author argues that most human beings are innately neither moral nor immoral but rather amoral. Circumstances will determine the survival value of humankind's moral compass. This insight has profound implications for the re-ordering of governance mechanisms at all levels with a strong emphasis on the role of society and the global system. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the substrates of human nature and its universal security implications in relation to identity, conflict, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, morality and global governance.

Author(s):
Nayef R F Al-Rodhan
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22 x 15
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
3825809544
ISBN-13:
9783825809546
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
LIT Verlag
Title:
Emotional amoral egoism

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