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[2017/11/06] The 12th Eric Wolf Lecture: Are We the Cruel Species? Violence, Language, and Cultural Differences

ACHTUNG: ABGESAGT: 12TH ERIC WOLF LECTURE: MARCEL HÉNAFF

Leider muss die Eric-Wolf-Lecture vom 6. November aus Krankheitsgründen abgesagt werden.

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Marcel Hénaff (University of California-San Diego, USA): "Are We the Cruel Species? Violence, Language, and Cultural Differences"

Monday, 6. November 2017, 18.00

University of Vienna

AAKH, Hof 1.11

Spitalgasse 2

1090 Vienna

Where does human violence come from? It is probably primarily a legacy of evolution. It was then likely refined and amplified along with the emergence of language. Finally, it turned into identity-based hatred and cruelty, transforming cultural diversity and local differences into a source of conflicts akin to those among different species.