On Human Nature

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On Human Nature
On Human Nature, first edition.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author E. O. Wilson
Country United States
Language English
Subject Human nature
Publisher Harvard University Press
Publication date
1978
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback), audiobook
ISBN 0-674-01638-6
OCLC 55534964
304.5 22
LC Class GN365.9 .W54 2004

On Human Nature is a 1978 book by Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson, in which he tries to explain how different characteristics of humans and society can be explained from the point of view of evolution. Wilson explains how evolution has left its traces on the characteristics which are the specialty of human species like generosity, self-sacrifice, worship and the use of sex for pleasure. He attempts to complete the Darwinian revolution by bringing biological thought into social sciences and humanities. On Human Nature won a 1979 Pulitzer Prize.

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