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Toward a Nonkilling Paradigm
First edition

Published September 21, 2009 by Center for Global Nonkilling in Honolulu, Hawaii .
Written in English.

About the Book

The open challenge to the widespread acceptance of lethality and lethal intent trespasses the limits of an ideology for social change entailing a new scientific model based on the refutation of killing-accepting science. This volume brings together 24 authors and 14 disciplines (Anthropology, Arts, Biology, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology and Sociology) to seriously consider the prospects for the realization of nonkilling societies and to challenge each discipline’s role in the necessary social and scientific transformation.

First Sentence

Understanding the nature of human violence and reducing its occurrence are the most pressing issues of our time. The last century, which evolutionary sociologists hoped would be the most civilized in history, brought the mechanization of war to a new level with the deaths of tens of millions of people. Even after two world wars, conflicts persist in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, constituting to some a grim proof that violence is an intrinsic part of human nature and, as such, unstoppable.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction: A New Nonkilling Paradigm Emerges 13
Reflections on the Possibilities of a Nonkilling Society and a Nonkilling Anthropology 35
Nonkilling Arts 73
Nonkilling Human Biology 95
Nonkilling Economics 125
Nonkilling, Professional Ethics, and Engineering the Public Good 151
Toward a Nonkilling Geography 169
Nonkilling Public Health 189
How to Historicize What Did Not Happen 203
Toward a Nonkilling Linguistics 219
A Nonkilling Mathematics? 241
Nonkilling Philosophy 271
Nonkilling Science 289
Psychology of Nonkilling 327
The Psychology of Nonkilling 349
Nonkilling Sociology 371
Epilogue: A Utopia Worth Pursuing 380

Edition Notes

Edited by Joám Evans Pim

The Physical Object

Format
14.8x21
Number of pages
388

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23720244M
Internet Archive
towardnonkilling00pimj
ISBN 10
0-9822983-1-5
ISBN 13
978-0-9822983-1-2

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