The Frontiers Collection

Homo Novus - A Human Without Illusions

Editors: Frey, Ulrich, Störmer, Charlotte, Willführ, Kai P. (Eds.)

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  • Reveals the seven greatest errors in the way we view our own species
  • Revisits the Naked Ape, employing the latest ideas from evolutionary biology, philosophy, and neurobiology
  • Carries implications for a new image of humanity
  • Shines a multidisciplinary spotlight on critical social, political and moral issues
  • Written by leading international experts
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Converging evidence from disciplines including sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and human biology forces us to adopt a new idea of what it means to be a human. As cherished concepts such as free will, naïve realism, humans as creation's crowning glory fall and our moral roots in ape group dynamics become clearer, we have to take leave of many concepts that have been central to defining our humanness. What emerges is a new human, the homo novus, a human being without illusions.

Leading authors from many different fields explore these issues by addressing these illusions and providing evidence for the need to switch to this new idea of man, in spite of understandable reluctance to let go of our most beloved illusions.

About the authors

Ulrich Frey (philosophy), Charlotte Störmer and Kai Willführ (biology) work in an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Giessen, applying evolutionary theory to a broad range of fields. The following authors contributed to the chapters of this book: Kurt Bayertz, Athanasios Chasiotis, Robin Dunbar, Harald A. Euler, Detlef Fetchenhauer, Julia Fischer, Bernulf Kanitscheider, Chris Knight, Virpi Lummaa, Amy R. Parish, Julia Pradel, Gerhard Roth, Wulf Schiefenhövel, Rebecca Sear, Volker Sommer and Gerhard Vollmer.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homo Novus - A Human Without Illusions
Editors
  • Ulrich Frey
  • Charlotte Störmer
  • Kai P. Willführ
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12142-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12142-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12141-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43952-0
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 291
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