The Myths We Live By by Mary Midgley
English | ISBN: 0415610249 | 2011 | 296 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB
With a new Introduction by the author
'An elegant and sane little book. – The New Statesman
Myths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social contract; in economics in the pursuit of self interest; and in science the idea of human beings as machines, which originates in the seventeenth century, is a today a potent force.