David Livingstone Smith





David Livingstone Smith



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Less Than Human: Why We Dem...

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The Most Dangerous Animal: ...

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Why We Lie: The Evolutionar...

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Hidden Conversations: An In...

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Freud's Philosophy of the U...

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Psychoanalysis in Focus

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“Before dehumanizing a population, we set them apart as a "race." That is, a variety of people who are fundamentally different from "us." The folk notion of race is very much an artificial construction.”
David Livingstone Smith, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others

“To perceive others as fully human means to be saddened by the death of every single person, regardless of the population, group, or part of the world from which he comes, and regardless of our own personal acquaintance with him. If we accord him identity, then we must individualize his death [and] … if we accord him community, then we must experience his death as a personal loss.”
David Livingstone Smith, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others

“Social psychologists confirm that we are likely to perceive people outside our own community as more alike than those within it. We perceive members of our own group as individuals, but see other groups as more or less homogenous (psychologists call this the “outgroup homogeneity bias”).”
David Livingstone Smith, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others

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