: L’agression une histoire naturelle du mal [Jan 01, ] Konrad Lorenz: Couverture dà fraîchie. On Aggression is a book by the ethologist Konrad Lorenz; it was translated into English in As he writes in the prologue, “the subject of this book is. Buy L’agression: Une histoire naturelle du mal by Konrad Lorenz, Dominique Lestel, Vilma Fritsch (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store.

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Club francais du livre Language: His ‘hydraulic’ model, of aggression as a force that builds relentlessly without cause unless released, remains less popular than a model in which aggression is a response to frustrated desires and aims.

Fischer argued that Lorenz’s view of the instinctive nature of human aggression was konrd right”, commenting that “Lorenz would agresson cite the fury of his critics as further proof of the correctness of his thesis”. The info on coral fish – interesting. Fromm realized that Lorenz didn’t see that in the humans and in other species there are other types of aggression, in addition to the defensive.

Interesting but not practical. Policemen and mercenaries on the pay of a political dictator, do not use violence for defensive purposes, lorena to terrorize and dominate the citizens of a country.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Obviously aggression can be overdone and be inappropriate in a systemic or individual basis, but it does have a role in establishing order.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? What I have read in this book explains that aggression is a naturally occurring phenomenon and that it even has some functionality.

I never thought these birds were so interesting. Want to Read saving…. This work has had significant agerssion on the social and biological sciences and is now a classic point of reference for investigations of behavioral patterns.

L’agression: une histoire naturelle du mal – Konrad Lorenz – Google Books

Views Read Edit View history. I learned about the gorgeous and aggressive coral fish, geese, rats and many amazing things about other animals. I wish one day I would own geese again!


Dec 09, Sashko Valyus rated it really liked it. The implication is that a This book was written around 50 years ago. All in all, Lorenz presents some key ideas at the end and an honest concern for man’s assurance of his detachment from primitive instincts. Dec 05, Jeannette rated it liked it.

Trivia About On Aggression. However, it has so much applicable information in the first few chapters that regardless of what is left for me to read, The author was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for this book. He argues against the “drive-discharge” model created by Freud and Lorenz, where substitute aggressive activities such as combative sports should reduce the potential for war, and in support of Richard G. The anthropologist Donald Symonsin The Evolution of Human Sexualityaccused Lorenz of inadequately documenting his major thesis.

Neuroscience and Behavioral psychology have agressio better chance of explaining that, but as far as Greylag goose and Cichlid are concerned, Lorenz is very adept at explaining their social hierarchies and their rites and rituals.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I don’t forget the way he finishes the chapter four: There was a lot of racism here, as well as classism and sexism. Its not until the last three chapters that he properly presents his thesis, and It wasn’t convincing enough.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Our society, behaviors wgression drives are more o and cannot be explained in this context.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I rely on you. Fischer, reviewing On Aggression in American Anthropologist incalled it a “fascinating book by a distinguished anima ethologist” that would “annoy most social and cultural anthropologists” but nonetheless stated “an aagression thesis”, namely that intraspecific aggression was “instinctive in man, as it can be shown to be in a number of other species.

Driver concluded that ethology could contribute, alongside neurophysiology and psychologyto resolving the problem of conflict.

It looks at the functional nature of aggression as it is found in nature in animal populations and explains much of human behavior in the context of its natural root in any society or group.


Konrad Lorenz, Marjorie Kerr Wilson”. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Lorenz, in observing animals, digs even deeper. Quotes from On Aggression. But to be fair, I hoped for much more paragraphs similar to those from the last 3 chapters – a comparative approach and an analysis of humans or at least primates in the current context – and my hopes can not be a valid means of judgment. Any good psychologist knows this. This sometimes is a hard pill to swallow. The book was reviewed many times, both positively and negatively, by biologists, anthropologists, psychoanalysts and others.

On Aggression

Lorenz, the eminent scientist and Nobel Prize winner, asks a couple of questions: You can read this book as a species of manifesto or a sermon. Lorenz presents his findings on the mechanism of aggression and how animals control destructive drives in the interest of the species. Bonding is still a fascinating topic!

A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. I don’t know if some examples he gives could be applied immediately to our species. It is fairly easy to read in the first few chapters, and then I experienced some interest doldrums which I am currently stuck in.

I also wonder how much of the agresson and speculation about non-human animal behaviour in this book is acc There was a lot of racism here, as well as classism and sexism.

On Aggression – Wikipedia

Anyway, I recommend the book for anyone that would like to know more about Lorenz work, the greylag goose life and just for the literary style, it deserves a read!

Translated by Marjorie Kerr Wilson.

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