4 edition of Kindness and human nature found in the catalog.
Kindness and human nature
Lawrence J. McGarry
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|Statement||Lawrence J. McGarry.|
|LC Classifications||HM132 .M374 1986|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||100,  p. ;|
|Number of Pages||100|
|LC Control Number||87400884|
What is our nature? What is this enigma that we call human? Who are we? Since the dawn of human history, people have exhibited wildly contradictory qualities: good and evil, love and hate, strength and weakness, kindness and cruelty, aggressiveness and pacifism, generosity and greed, courage and cowardice. Experiencing a sense of eternity in our hearts--but at the same 2/5(1). is a platform for academics to share research papers.
There was an experiment that was conducted, it involved children. Bottom line of it, that the children had 2 choices, either having 2 dollars and giving other child 3 dollars, or having no money at all. Most of the children picked the choice where. We did not transcend our biology but were a product of it, with human nature the result of millions of years of evolution hardwired into our bodies and brains. Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard biologist who got his start studying ant colonies, was on the front lines of this revolution, and his book Sociobiology was a founding text.
Kindness or esteem, and the appetite to generation, are too remote to unite easily together. The one is, perhaps, the most refin'd passion of the soul; the other the most gross and vulgar. The love of beauty is plac'd in a just medium betwixt them, and partakes of both their natures: From whence it proceeds, that 'tis so singularly fitted to. The Brighter Side of Human Nature shows that helping is every bit as natural as hurting. To make this case, Kohn artfully weaves together insights on topics ranging from the nature of empathy to the causes of war, from our tendency to blame our behavior on our genes to the importance of understanding evil from the inside.
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Like Rabbi Zelig Pliskin’s earlier successful books, Kindness reveals his keen understanding of human nature, its shortcomings and people’s remarkable capacity to overcome them -- if only given the proper advice on how to become aware of another person’s specific needs, how to increase the quality and quantity of your kind acts.
It says a lot about how human beings need one another. As I read further, though, it became clear that the author's primary goal (and purpose for this book) is: explain loneliness and all of its related effects in purely materialistic (philosophical materialism) terms.4/4(73).
Over the years, study after study has concluded that selflessness is intuitive, and that when people are pressed to make snap-judgement decisions, they typically choose to be generous instead of selfish.
Overthinking, on the other hand, is what tends to lead to egocentric behavior. Our innate human nature must be replaced by God’s nature, and that can only happen by receiving the gift of God’s Spirit dwelling in us and the wonderful fruit it produces: “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self.
Random acts of kindness may not be as unpredictable as they seem, the author argues. In fact, a sense of altruism may be hard-wired into the basics of human nature, and is invaluable to our potential for growth as a species. Kindness to others arises out of sympathy.
As the authors note, there is much evidence that other animals besides human beings (or "men" as they properly designate them) can enter into the sufferings and fears of others of their kind. But it is human animals alone who, because of their imaginative powers, Author: Mary Warnock.
In his long-awaited second book, international-bestselling author Rutger Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.
It is time for a new view of human : Rutger Bregman. HumanKind is a book celebrating those moments where a small act of kindness transforms a life. In its pages you’ll meet the mentor who changed a child’s life with a single conversation; the 6-yr-old who launched a global kindness movement; and more.
These feel good stories remind us of the amazing world in which we live. This book is written from an alien's perspective and is humourous with an interesting plot with characters who many of us will relate to.
A must read for every human and indeed alien. This book is about the beauty of being human on a stunning planet full of beauty and being true to one's self. It is about kindness, caring and love/5(). In his new book, Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, Keltner weaves together scientific findings with personal narrative to uncover the innate power of human emotion.
The Book Thief: The Balance of Kindness and Cruelty. We humans are strange and fickle beings. We are kind one moment and cruel the next. In fact, such emotions and actions go hand in hand; kindness is stemmed from an action of cruelty, and sometimes cruelty will be the repercussion of an act of kindness.
Our innate human nature must be replaced by God’s nature, and that can only happen by receiving the gift of God’s Spirit dwelling in us and the wonderful fruit it produces: “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians Galatians 22 But the fruit of the Spirit.
In a setting like the Holocaust, the kindness that both bonds display in deferential honor to the other is significant. There are not many moments like this in the narrative, and I would feel that this one would stand out as an instant of kindness and of caring.
An Alternative View of Human Nature Kindness and cooperation are more natural to human beings than selfishness. He is the author of several best-selling books. Recent studies of compassion argue persuasively for a different take on human nature, one that rejects the preeminence of self-interest.
These studies support a view of the emotions as rational, functional, and adaptive—a view which has its origins in Darwin’s Expression of Emotion in Man and sion and benevolence, this research suggests, are an evolved part of human nature.
Book cover via Amazon; detail of The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver by James Gillray (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Persons are not gods, but neither are they robots. Human Nature, by David BerlinskiAuthor: M. Aeschliman. The Kindness and Cruelty of Humans. The novel shows the varying degrees of people’s kindness and cruelty, from the slight to the most extreme examples.
Among the small acts of kindness we see are Ilsa Hermann inviting Liesel into her library and Rudy giving the teddy bear to the dying pilot represent the kind end of the spectrum. On the other. Human inclinations are not primarily selfish: kindness and altruism have been evolutionarily valued in mates, and even the youngest children often try to be helpful.
By Maia Szalavitz @maiasz Oct. 08, Ayn Rand vs. the Pygmies Slate. Follow @TIMEHealth. Did selfishness — or sharing — drive human evolution.
Evolutionary theorists have. This view of human nature has been justified by biological theories like the “selfish gene” (as popularised by the UK science writer Richard Dawkins) and the field of evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary psychology describes how present-day human traits developed in prehistoric times, during what is termed the “environment of.
A psychology professor, Dacher Keltner of UCLA Berkeley, suggests that kindness has always been a central aspect of human nature going right back to our ancestors because it helped us survive.
Out. As it turns out, the development of prosocial behavior is a matter of both nature and nurture; genes and parenting (Saturn ).
Nature and nurture are not in opposition. To the contrary, they work together--constantly. One of the ways nature and nurture are linked is through a hormone called oxytocin.Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern and consideration for is considered a virtue, and is recognized as a value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion).
In Book II of "Rhetoric", Aristotle defines kindness as "helpfulness towards someone in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the. The market for “how-to” compassion books was growing: the Dalai Lama’s book, An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life, was a bestseller.
Of course, the world’s religions are underlined by human kindness, or agape, Greek for “love of mankind.”.