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What Makes Us Human?

Charles Pasternak (Editor)


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The greatest thinkers of our day offer their answers to this perennial puzzle

In What Makes us Human? some of the world’s
most brilliant thinkers answer this perennial
puzzle. Is it our imagination or our knack for
cooking? Is it because we are social, scientific,
or spiritual? Exploring the true nature of human
nature, What Makes us Human? sheds new
light on how and why our ancestors produced
such clever, talented, and unlikely progeny.
With contributions by Susan Blackmore, Robin
Dunbar, Stephen Oppenheimer, Ian Tattersall, and
more.For all to enjoy.

Praise For What Makes Us Human?

Mass Market Recommendation
— Publishing News

"All the contributions are extremely thought provoking"
— Focus Magazine

"We have here 12 essays by different hands providing different anwers to the question: What it is about human beings that makes them different from even their closest cousins, the chimpanzees?"
— The Times Higher Educational Supplement

Though brief, this collection of essays represents some of the best thinking regarding the question of what makes human beings unique among diverse species."
— Choice

"There is a feast of philosophy here."
— The Times Higher Educational Supplement

Oneworld Publications, 9781851685196, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

About the Author

Professor Charles Pasternak is a biochemist and founding Director of the Oxford International Biomedical Centre, and the author of numerous books including Quest: The Essence of Humanity. He lives in Oxford.