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The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness Paperback – January 4, 2010
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He is author of The Daddy Shift (Beacon Press, 2009), which the San Francisco Chronicle calls "amazing," author Michael Kimmel calls "impassioned [and] insightful," and the New York Times praises as "a chronicle of a time... we will look back upon as the start of permanent change." He is also the co-editor of two science anthologies: The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010) and Are We Born Racist? (Beacon Press, 2010).
Currently, Jeremy is a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He the founding editor of Shareable.net, where a series he developed and edited with the nonprofit news site Public Press won an Excellence in Explanatory Journalism Award from the Norther California chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. He is also the former senior editor of Greater Good magazine, which was nominated for multiple Maggie and Independent Press awards during his tenure.
Jeremy's essays, short stories, and articles have appeared in Mothering, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Utne Reader, Wired, and numerous other periodicals and books. He has also been interviewed by many media outlets, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Today Show, The Talk, USA Today, Nightline, The Daily Beast, numerous NPR and CBC shows, ABC News 5, NBC News 11, and Salon.com. He is a regular guest on The Takeaway, a drive-time morning show co-sponsored by New York Times, BBC World Service, and WNYC.
He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
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Multiple literatures are in convergences, from the consciousness side to the global brain side to the waging peace side. I arrived at this book from the "beyond genes to culture" side, and list ten other recommended books spanning those literatures at the end of this review.Read more ›
This is a find from the library yesterday, I started reading it at the coffee shop in town, and after a couple hours there I got in the car with it, I could not drive well, I was driving while brain & heart-stimulated, DWHP ?.
I managed to get home safely, went to my desk and kept on reading. I could not put the book down until I had completely read all the essays and stories, each one, handpicked by the editors from the Greater Good Magazine, published by Berkeley University.
I didn't know that Berkeley University had a: "Greater Good Science Center".
Along with the stories and essays, there is a micro biography of each author and their works, a complete Bibliography of current scientific thinking about Human Goodness. Read it, you will be happy you did and full of hope for the future of mankind. I wish I could drop everything I am doing now, and become a Greater Good scholar at Berkeley. (But I have to get back to keep on learning how to program the iPhone).
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I am thoroughly enjoying this examination of the potential and propensity of human beings to pursue selfless, positive acts. Very encouraging.Published on November 19, 2010 by Gregory W. Lease