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The Passing of War: A Study in Things That Make for Peace

London [England] : Macmillan (1912)

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  1. Human Pugnacity and War: Some Anticipations of Sociobiology, 1880–1919. [REVIEW]Paul Crook - 1998 - Biology and Philosophy 13 (2):263-288.
    Almost all of the themes contained in E.O.Wilson's sociobiological writing on war and human aggression were prefigured in Anglo-American bio-social discourse, c. 1880–1919. Instinct theory – stemming from animal psychology and the genetics revolution – encouraged the belief that pugnacity had been programmed into the ancient part of the human brain as a result of evolutionary pressures dating from prehistory. War was seen to be instinct-driven, and genocidal fighting postulated as a eugenic force in early human evolution. War was explained (...)
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