The Tragedy of Evolution: The Human Animal Confronts Modern Society


This analysis of modern problems suggests that human evolution is tragic. Kitahara argues that a logical inconsistency in the philosophy of the Enlightenment has caused humans to approach their environment in a way that is inconsistent with their biological background. He concludes that the tyranny of the majority and the technology humans have developed deny human variation, and that the drive to manipulate the environment is the wellspring of modern, sociocultural phenomena. This book is of immense value to scholars of anthropology, sociology, philosophy, history, political science, and environmental studies.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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