Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2014

320 Pages | b/w illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199386451

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A Talent for Friendship

Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait

John Edward Terrell

  • Challenges the Enlightenment "Hobbesian" view of human nature--that we are fundamentally violent and selfish creatures--and proposes one based on agreement and cooperation.
  • Introduces readers to a novel way of thinking about how the human brain works, explaining why human beings resort to violence.
  • Appendix contains a "how to do it" guide to hosting inter-community encounters that foster dialogue and understanding between communities.

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