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Rough and Tumble
Travis Rayne Pickering argues that the advent of ambush hunting approximately two million years ago marked a milestone in human evolution, one that established the social dynamic that allowed our ancestors to expand their range and diet. He challenges the traditional link between aggression and human predation, however, claiming that while aggressive attack is a perfectly ...more
ebook, 223 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by University of California Press
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Feb 10, 2014 Orde rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Freud's death drive and Lorenz's view on innate human aggressiveness certainly aren't the most recent comments on aggression and violence in humans. In fact it isn't very hard to find this to be a most popular item in the thought about the human condition. This slim book takes on the issue of the connection of humanization and meat-eating/hunting, questioning the coincidence of aggression and hunting. Instead it emphasizes the need of self restraint and the capability for emotional control which ...more