On Human Nature
|Author||E. O. Wilson|
|Subject||Sociobiology, evolutionary psychology|
|Publisher||Harvard University Press|
|October 18, 2004 25th Anniversary Edition|
|LC Class||GN365.9 .W54 2004|
On Human Nature is a 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, published in 1978 by Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson. The book tries to explain how different characteristics of humans and society can be explained from the point of view of evolution. He 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. The book is considered an effort to complete the Darwinian revolution by bringing biological thought into social sciences and humanities.
- "Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction" (web). pulitzer.org. Retrieved March 13, 2008.
- On Human Nature on Open Library at the Internet Archive
- Harvard University Press
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