Human Ethology

Irenaus Eibl-Eibesfeldt believes in Instinctive Parenting and argues that it is a combination of nature and nurture. That we are indeed a part of the animal kingdom is evident in the title of his highly regarded yet relatively unknown book, Human Ethology.

A colleague of Nobel prize winner Konrad Lorenz, Irenaus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, concerned himself with refuting the “blank slate” theory.

He also addressed the issue of human aggression and mankind’s frequent desire to transcend the limitations of their own humanity in order to reduce its influence on society. That desire has resulted in both many astounding achievements and some unfortunate consequences.


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