The Empathic Civilization The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-31
  • Publisher: Tarcher

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One of the leading big-picture thinkers of our day ("Utne Reader"), the bestselling author of "The European Dream" delivers his boldest work yet in this erudite, tough-minded, and far-reaching manifesto.

Author Biography

One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of The European Dream, The Hydrogen Economy, The Age of Access, The Biotech Century, and The End of Work. A fellow at the Wharton School's Executive Education Program and an adviser to several European Union heads of state, he is the president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Bethesda, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Hidden Paradox of Human Historyp. 5
Homo Empathicus
The New View of Human Naturep. 47
A Sentient Interpretation of Biological Evolutionp. 82
Becoming Humanp. 105
Rethinking the Meaning of the Human Journeyp. 137
Empathy And Civilization
The Ancient Theological Brain and Patriarchal Economyp. 181
Cosmopolitan Rome and the Rise of Urban Christianityp. 224
The Soft Industrial Revolution of the Late Medieval Era and the Birth of Humanismp. 256
Ideological Thinking in a Modern Market Economyp. 315
Psychological Consciousness in a Postmodern Existential Worldp. 365
The Age Of Empathy
The Climb to Global Peak Empathyp. 423
The Planetary Entropic Abyssp. 476
The Emerging Era of Distributed Capitalismp. 512
The Theatrical Self in an Improvisational Societyp. 554
Biosphere Consciousness in a Climax Economyp. 593
Notesp. 617
Bibliographyp. 643
Indexp. 657
About the Authorp. 675
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