Identity and Cooperative Social Behavior: Pseudospeciation or Human Integration?

Galen V. Bodenhausen*

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Abstract

What is at stake here is nothing less than the realization of the fact and the obligation of man's specieshood. Great religious leaders have attempted to break through the resistances against this awareness, but their churches have tended to join rather than shun man's deep-seated conviction that some providence has made his tribe and race or class, caste, or religion “naturally” superior to others. This seems to be part of a psychosocial evolution by which he has developed into pseudo-species for man is not only apt to lose all sense of species, but also to turn on another subgroup with a ferocity generally alien to the “social” animal world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-106
Number of pages12
JournalWorld Futures
Volume31
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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