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For the economic policy of restraining trade between states, see Aggressionism (economics).

Aggressionism is the philosophical theory that the only real cause of war is human aggressiveness.[1] This theory has dominated much evolutionary thought about human nature.[2] Nonetheless, many evolutionary biologists discount aggressionism as it promotes extinction.[how?][3]


  1. ^ Alexander Moseley (2002). A Philosophy of War. Algora Publishing. p. 78. ISBN 1-892941-94-5. 
  2. ^ Signe Howell; Roy G. Willis (1989). Societies at Peace: Anthropological Perspectives. Taylor & Francis. p. 188. ISBN 0-415-01825-0. 
  3. ^ Charles De Paolo (2003). Human Prehistory in Fiction. McFarland. p. 87. ISBN 0-7864-1417-0.