The reconstruction of humanity.


Boston, Beacon Press, 1948.

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Subjects Altruism.
Civilization.
Egoism.
Progress.
Description xii, 247 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date 1948.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary An outline of what must be changed in the existing order before a new creative and peaceful world can be built.
Contents Prologue : the eternal quest continues -- Quack cures for war and impotent plans for peace. Political cures ; Economic cures and plans ; Scientific, educational, religious, and other cures and plans -- Insufficient factors of altruism. Altruism : its forms, gradations, and creativity ; Insufficient factors of altruism -- Cultural factors of altruism and egoism. Two basic principles ; What needs to be changed in contemporary culture--and why ; What is pathological in the main compartments of our culture -- Social factors of altruism and egoism. What must be changed in all social institutions--and why ; What must be changed in the family, school, and religious institutions--and why ; What must be changed in our political, economic, and other institutions--and why -- Personal factors of creative altruism. Our incompetence in effecting the transformation of man ; Three remedies ; Methods and techniques of the great masters of altruism -- ways of realization of the plan. How the proposed change is to be achieved.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)483828
(OCoLC)ocm00483828
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WorldCat Identities Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1889-1968.
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