Emotional Amoral Egoism: A Neurophilosophical Theory of Human Nature and Its Universal Security Implications - Geneva Centre for Security Policy (Paperback)
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Emotional Amoral Egoism: A Neurophilosophical Theory of Human Nature and Its Universal Security Implications - Geneva Centre for Security Policy (Paperback)

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The enduring assumption that human behaviour is governed by innate morality and reason is at odds with the persistence of human deprivation, injustice, brutality, inequality and conflict. This book offers a fresh look at human nature and universal security by proposing a new general theory of human nature, "emotional amoral egoism," and a specific theory of human motivation that draws on a wide range of philosophical, psychological and evolutionary approaches to human nature as well as neuroscientific research. It argues that human behaviour is governed primarily by emotional self-interest and that the human mind is a predisposed tabula rasa. The author argues that most human beings are innately neither moral nor immoral but rather amoral. Circumstances will determine the survival value of humankind's moral compass. This insight has profound implications for the re-ordering of governance mechanisms at all levels with a strong emphasis on the role of society and the global system. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the substrates of human nature and its universal security implications in relation to identity, conflict, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, morality and global governance.

Publisher: Lit Verlag
ISBN: 9783825809546
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

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“An extremely well researched and informative book”

An extremely well researched and informative book into what constitutes not just what makes us think the way we do but also the way we act. The author uses clear and concise explanations and illustrations to explain... More

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