On Human Nature
|On Human Nature|
|Author||E. O. Wilson|
|Subject(s)||Sociobiology, evolutionary psychology|
|Publisher||Harvard University Press|
|Release date||October 18, 2004 25th Anniversary Edition|
|Dewey Decimal||304.5 22|
|LC Classification||GN365.9 .W54 2004|
The book tries to explain how aspects of humans and society can be explained from the point of view of evolution. He explains how evolution has left its traces on the characteristics which are the specialty of the human species. Examples are generosity, self-sacrifice, worship and the use of sex for pleasure.
The book was an attempt to complete the Darwinian revolution by bringing biological thought into social sciences and humanities.