: 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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Feb 20, Abubakar Mehdi rated it liked it. It is important to keep in mind that this book is a scientist’s observations, and that Lorenz is aware of such charges he will evoke.

On Aggression

The New York Review of Books. The evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins described Lorenz in The Selfish Gene as a “‘good of the species’ man”.

Aggression, which is knrad the members of the same species, should not be confused with the predatory behavior towards the members of other species. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. The anthropologist Donald Symonsin The Evolution of Human Sexualityaccused Lorenz of inadequately documenting his major thesis.

What I have read in this book explains that aggression is a naturally occurring phenomenon and that it even has some functionality. Thus while the message of inciting [a particular aggressive behavior performed by the female of cooperating mated pairs] in ruddy shelduck and Egyptian geese could be expressed in the words ‘Drive him off, thrash him! The aggressiveness of animals is much more loeenz than Lorenz thought.


To understand it, it is necessary to study, in addition, history, psychology and religion. Our society, behaviors and drives are more intricate and cannot be explained in this context.

A very important piece of writing put together in an overly ambitious fashion. Lorenz make some paragraphs in the middle of its descriptions about animal behaviour examples just to compare the last example with some special case with the human race that looks very similar. Read more Read lonrad.

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Its not until the last three chapters that he properly presents his thesis, and It wasn’t convincing enough. Mar 22, Anthony rated it it was amazing. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Actually, if you are human, this book is for you. It is in these areas that our vocabulary obscures what is the heart of the matter–the disciplines at the time this book was written, and still today, lack the language necessary for elucidating processes of multi-generational biological emergences.

As in observing people, it is not the what they say that reveal their realities, but the subtle cues of how they act. Of course the best of all chapters is the chapter eleven – “The bond” – where he agresion goose life stories almost as they were human beings which is very curious – because Lorenz sometimes says that the “anthropomorphizing reader” should took care in order to not interpret in a “human way” the examples done. The aggressiveness of a serial killer is criminal and evil.


Lorenz makes too many fascinating points to mention, but here are th Impossible to rate anything but five. When soldiers of an army, with imperialist intentions, invade a country that is not their country, they do not use a defensive violence.

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On Aggression Cover of the first edition. Does it requre a humble soul to use it? The zoologists Richard D. Retrieved from ” https: However, it has so much applicable information in the first few lorens that regardless of what is left for me to read, I highly recommend it. Anyway, Lorenz never confirmed he supported Nazism in any period of his life.

Open Preview See a Problem? Then he moves on to humans. The mental health researcher Peter M.

It takes the universal animal “condition” of aggression, a facet of the fight or flight response, agressioon has over time become refined by social rituals and “cultures” of behaviors, and goes full-blown behavior-study-analysis into how this could occur, and further extrapolates what this means for humankind, having evolved from “lesser” lower-tiered among certain strata animals.

The author was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for this book.