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The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness Paperback – January 4, 2010
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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