The Western illusion of human nature : with reflections on the long history of hierarchy, equality and the sublimation of anarchy in the West, and comparative notes on other conceptions of the human condition (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The Western illusion of human nature : with reflections on the long history of hierarchy, equality and the sublimation of anarchy in the West, and comparative notes on other conceptions of the human condition

Author: Marshall Sahlins
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Prickly Paradigm Press, ©2008.
Series: Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.), 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reflecting the decline in college courses on Western Civilization, Marshall Sahlins aims to accelerate the trend by reducing "Western Civ" to about two hours. He cites Nietzsche to the effect that deep issues are like cold baths; one should get into and out of them as quickly as possible. The deep issue here is the ancient Western specter of a presocial and antisocial human nature: a supposedly innate self-interest  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sahlins, Marshall David, 1930-
Western illusion of human nature.
Chicago, Ill. : Prickly Paradigm Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)647081287
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Sahlins
ISBN: 9780979405723 0979405726
OCLC Number: 195693314
Notes: "A earlier version of this pamphlet was delivered as a Tanner Lecture at the University of Michigan on 4 November 2005"--Title page verso.
Earlier version published as: Hierarchy, equality, and the sublimation of anarchy : the Western illusion of human nature. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 2007. (Tanner lectures on human values ; v. 27).
Description: 112 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Notice ---
Hobbes and Adams as Thucydideans ---
Ancient Greece ---
Alternative Concepts of the Human Condition ---
Medieval Monarchy ---
Renaissance Republics ---
Founding Fathers ---
The Moral Recuperation of Self-Interest ---
Other Human Worlds ---
Now is the Whimper of Our Self-Contempt ---
Culture is the Human Nature.
Series Title: Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.), 32.
Responsibility: Marshall Sahlins.

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Reflecting the decline in college courses on Western Civilization, this book aims to accelerate the trend by reducing "Western Civ" to about two hours. It cites Nietzsche to the effect that deep  Read more...

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