Human Nature: Fact and Fiction: Literature, Science and Human Nature

Valutazione media 3,5
( su 6 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780826485458: Human Nature: Fact and Fiction: Literature, Science and Human Nature


Human Nature: Fact and Fiction brings together a collection of inspiring, thought-provoking and original perspectives on human nature by ten leading writers, scientists and academics.

What do we mean by "human nature"? Is there a genetically determined core of humanity that unites us all as members of a single species? Or is the thing we call human nature a social construct? And how do we explain the mystery of human creativity? Do great writers have an intuitive grasp of what makes human beings tick, or are they merely the mouthpiece of contemporary culture?

It has been claimed that "the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and humanities" (Edward O. Wilson). This groundbreaking book marks the beginning of a new dialogue between the two. Rather than focusing on the division between them, it shows that the sciences and humanities have much to learn from each other. Points of disagreement remain. Yet there is in this volume a genuine attempt to bridge the gulf that has traditionally separated the sciences and humanities and to reach a better understanding of what it means to be human.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Robin Headlam Wells is Emeritus Professor of Renaissance Literature at Roehampton University, London. His publications include Elizabethan Mythologies (Cambridge University Press, 1994), Shakespeare on Masculinity (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and Shakespeare's Humanism (Cambridge University Press, 2005).Johnjoe McFadden is Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Surrey.

Review:

To follow

(A) fascinating collection of essays. The result of a 2004 smposium that tried ti bridge the putative chasm between the science and the arts, Human Nature offers some intriguing insights. (The Guardian)

A little book that packs a lot of punch. (T)his book provides some genuinely new thought, incorporating evloution, culture, imagination, literature and genes. A heady mix.

However where the real interest lies is in determining where these multiple perpectives align...being more anaylsis than synthesis, Human Nature allows its readers to find this golden section for themselves - a point that makes this book really stand out from the crowd. (Ros Sitwell Morning Star)

'Full of illuminating and stimulating insights ... it is precisely the purpose, and value, of this endlessly stimulating volume that it instigate a much-needed debate.' Institute of Ideas - Culture Wars website

(Simon Cooke)

"... the book contains many sensitive and sensible little essays." (Simon Blackburn Financial Times)

'The book is thought-provoking, cloying, rewarding, and irritating in turn, as scientists intersperse insight into, and ham-fisted respect for the significance of literature to human self-understanding, and as novelists and literary theorists exploit scientific ideas for literary adaptation. The editors juxtapose papers by scientific and literary experts so as to highlight both the contrasts and similarities in views between the two cultures.'Australian Review of Public Affairs, 'Scientific and Literary Musings on Who or What we Are', Susan Dodds, 28/08/2006

A little book that packs a lot of punch. (T)his book provides some genuinely new thought, incorporating evloution, culture, imagination, literature and genes. A heady mix.

However where the real interest lies is in determining where these multiple perpectives align...being more anaylsis than synthesis, Human Nature allows its readers to find this golden section for themselves - a point that makes this book really stand out from the crowd. (Sanford Lakoff Morning Star)

'Full of illuminating and stimulating insights ... it is precisely the purpose, and value, of this endlessly stimulating volume that it instigate a much-needed debate.' Institute of Ideas - Culture Wars website

(Sanford Lakoff)

"... the book contains many sensitive and sensible little essays." (Sanford Lakoff Financial Times)

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria POD_9780826485458

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 83,91
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Robin Headlam-Wells, Johnjoe McFadden
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Human Nature: Fact and Fiction brings together a collection of inspiring, thought-provoking and original perspectives on human nature by ten leading writers, scientists and academics. What do we mean by human nature ? Is there a genetically determined core of humanity that unites us all as members of a single species? Or is the thing we call human nature a social construct? And how do we explain the mystery of human creativity? Do great writers have an intuitive grasp of what makes human beings tick, or are they merely the mouthpiece of contemporary culture? It has been claimed that the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and humanities (Edward O. Wilson). This groundbreaking book marks the beginning of a new dialogue between the two. Rather than focusing on the division between them, it shows that the sciences and humanities have much to learn from each other. Points of disagreement remain. Yet there is in this volume a genuine attempt to bridge the gulf that has traditionally separated the sciences and humanities and to reach a better understanding of what it means to be human. Human Nature: Fact and Fiction is a major new contribution to the debate on human nature, set to be required reading for anyone with a background in either the arts or the sciences who is interested in understanding what defines us as human beings - in what we are, and why. Codice libro della libreria BZE9780826485458

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 87,37
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Robin Headlam-Wells
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2006)
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2006. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IP-9780826485458

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 88,96
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Robin Headlam-Wells
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2006)
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2006. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IP-9780826485458

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 90,00
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,03
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Wells, Robin Headlam
Editore: Bloomsbury 3PL (2016)
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Print on Demand
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury 3PL, 2016. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780826485458_lsuk

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 100,55
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,31
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

WELLS, ROBIN HEADLAM.
Editore: Continuum (2006)
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Continuum, 2006. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780826485458 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE093473

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 103,35
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 8,92
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Robin Headlam-Wells, Johnjoe McFadden
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Annotated edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Human Nature: Fact and Fiction brings together a collection of inspiring, thought-provoking and original perspectives on human nature by ten leading writers, scientists and academics. What do we mean by human nature ? Is there a genetically determined core of humanity that unites us all as members of a single species? Or is the thing we call human nature a social construct? And how do we explain the mystery of human creativity? Do great writers have an intuitive grasp of what makes human beings tick, or are they merely the mouthpiece of contemporary culture? It has been claimed that the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and humanities (Edward O. Wilson). This groundbreaking book marks the beginning of a new dialogue between the two. Rather than focusing on the division between them, it shows that the sciences and humanities have much to learn from each other. Points of disagreement remain. Yet there is in this volume a genuine attempt to bridge the gulf that has traditionally separated the sciences and humanities and to reach a better understanding of what it means to be human. Human Nature: Fact and Fiction is a major new contribution to the debate on human nature, set to be required reading for anyone with a background in either the arts or the sciences who is interested in understanding what defines us as human beings - in what we are, and why. Codice libro della libreria APC9780826485458

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 115,26
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Robin Headlam-Wells, Johnjoe McFadden
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Human Nature: Fact and Fiction brings together a collection of inspiring, thought-provoking and original perspectives on human nature by ten leading writers, scientists and academics. What do we mean by human nature ? Is there a genetically determined core of humanity that unites us all as members of a single species? Or is the thing we call human nature a social construct? And how do we explain the mystery of human creativity? Do great writers have an intuitive grasp of what makes human beings tick, or are they merely the mouthpiece of contemporary culture? It has been claimed that the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and humanities (Edward O. Wilson). This groundbreaking book marks the beginning of a new dialogue between the two. Rather than focusing on the division between them, it shows that the sciences and humanities have much to learn from each other. Points of disagreement remain. Yet there is in this volume a genuine attempt to bridge the gulf that has traditionally separated the sciences and humanities and to reach a better understanding of what it means to be human. Human Nature: Fact and Fiction is a major new contribution to the debate on human nature, set to be required reading for anyone with a background in either the arts or the sciences who is interested in understanding what defines us as human beings - in what we are, and why. Codice libro della libreria APC9780826485458

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 116,22
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Wells, Robin Headlam; McFadden, Johnjoe
Editore: Continuum (2006)
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Continuum, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria INGM9780826485458

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 113,21
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Johnjoe McFadden
Editore: Continuum
ISBN 10: 0826485456 ISBN 13: 9780826485458
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 20
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Continuum. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. 216 pages. Dimensions: 7.7in. x 5.3in. x 0.9in. Human Nature: Fact and Fiction brings together a collection of inspiring, thought-provoking and original perspectives on human nature by ten leading writers, scientists and academics. What do we mean by human nature Is there a genetically determined core of humanity that unites us all as members of a single species Or is the thing we call human nature a social construct And how do we explain the mystery of human creativity Do great writers have an intuitive grasp of what makes human beings tick, or are they merely the mouthpiece of contemporary cultureIt has been claimed that the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and humanities (Edward O. Wilson). This groundbreaking book marks the beginning of a new dialogue between the two. Rather than focusing on the division between them, it shows that the sciences and humanities have much to learn from each other. Points of disagreement remain. Yet there is in this volume a genuine attempt to bridge the gulf that has traditionally separated the sciences and humanities and to reach a better understanding of what it means to be human. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 9780826485458

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 129,29
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,40
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro