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Conscience : a biography

Conscience : a biography

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Many consider conscience to be one of the most important--if not the fundamental--quality that makes us human, distinguishing us from animals, on one hand, and machines on the other. But what is conscience, exactly? Is it a product of our biological roots, as Darwin thought, or is it a purely social invention? If the latter, how did it come into the world? In this biography of that most elusive human element, Martin  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Van Creveld
ISBN: 9781780234540 1780234546
OCLC Number: 1099801118
Contents: Introduction, Part 1: At the Beginning, Part 2: The Christian Centuries, Part 3: From Machiavelli to Nietzsche, Part 4: Life without God, Part 5: The Man-Machine, Part 6: At Journey's End.


An exploration of conscience throughout history, asking whether it evolved or is a purely social invention, which ranges across numerous subjects, from human rights to health and the environment.  Read more...


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