Melvin Konner


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Melvin Konner is the professor of Anthropology and associate professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Emory University. He is the author of The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit, amoung other writings

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Becoming a Doctor: A Journe...

3.82 avg rating — 631 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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The Tangled Wing: Biologica...

4.06 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1982 — 10 editions
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Women After All: Sex, Evolu...

3.67 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Unsettled: An Anthropology ...

3.89 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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The Evolution of Childhood:...

3.83 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Jewish Body, the Hb

3.62 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Why the Reckless Survive

3.44 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Childhood

3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Medicine at the Crossroads:...

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1993
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The Trouble With Medicine

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“At the conclusion of all our studies we must try once again to experience the human soul as soul, and not just as a buzz of bioelectricity; the human will as will, and not just a surge of hormones; the human heart not as a fibrous, sticky pump, but as the metaphoric organ of understanding. We need not believe in them as metaphysical entities -- they are as real as the flesh and blood they are made of. But we must believe in them as entities; not as analyzed fragments, but as wholes made real by our contemplation of them, by the words we use to talk of them, by the way we have transmuted them to speech. We must stand in awe of them as unassailable, even though they are dissected before our eyes.”
Melvin Konner

“Empowering women is the next step in human evolution, and as the uniquely endowed creatures we are, we can choose to help bring it about.”
Melvin Konner, Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy

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