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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. It features contributions by Susan Blackmore, Robin Dunbar, Stephen Oppenheimer, Ian Tattersall, and more. It is 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.