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The case for rational optimism

Author: Frank S Robinson
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making the case for feeling good about oneself, about humanity in general, and about the global situation, this title addresses such seemingly disparate subjects as selfishness versus altruism, mind  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank S Robinson
ISBN: 9781412810135 1412810132
OCLC Number: 286472073
Description: xvi, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Up from pessimism --
The human condition --
How human nature makes us more good than bad --
Reason and morality --
Living a good life --
Happiness as a choice --
Satisfaction --
Mind, thought, and free will --
Why we are judgmental--and should be --
Science, technology, and nature --
Freedom from fear --
Love, marriage, and sex --
Individualism and society --
The problem of government --
America the beautiful --
The two Americas : rich and richer --
The virtues of free market capitalism --
Globalization, trade, growth, and poverty --
Why corporations are not monsters of evil --
The democratic revolution --
War and peace --
Clash of civilizations? --
Don't believe the prophets of doom --
Global warming --
Modern times --
Conclusion: The rational optimist.
Responsibility: Frank S. Robinson.

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-The Case for Rational Optimism presents a solid answer to the question no one else is asking: What good is the environment if humans don't use it? Robinson wades in deeply and proceeds to show how Read more...

 
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