Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side (Hardback)Dr Julia Shaw (author)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 30 mm
Most of it is unsettling, shocking or disturbing. It's also rational, intelligent and necessary . . . fascinating and convincing * * Herald * *
Warmly, chattily written . . . Shaw draws knowledgeably on psychological and neuroscientific research * * Guardian * *
Curious readers will be riveted by Shaw's deliberate, rational discussions of such taboos as cyberbullying, homicide, pedophilia and the ways money and power corrupt the souls of formerly good men and women . . . Capably written with a smooth mix of scientific insight and theoretical thought, the book will hopefully inspire empathy and understanding rather than hysteria and condemnation . . . A consistently fascinating journey into the darker sides of the human condition that will push on the boundaries of readers' comfort zones * * Kirkus * *
Shaw presents a stimulating and provocative challenge to the traditional meaning of evil. Stimulating and provocative * * Library Journal * *
A sober-minded, academically rigorous examination of an oft-sensationalised subject * * Publishers Weekly * *
Great read. Buy this book -- TIM LOVEJOY
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