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The Lucifer principle : a scientific expedition into the forces of history, Howard Bloom

Label
The Lucifer principle : a scientific expedition into the forces of history
Title
The Lucifer principle
Title remainder
a scientific expedition into the forces of history
Statement of responsibility
Howard Bloom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bloom draws an analogy between the biological material whose primordial multiplication began life on earth and the ideas, or "memes," that define, give cohesion to, and justify human superorganisms
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.B526 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Lucifer principle : a scientific expedition into the forces of history, Howard Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who is Lucifer? -- The Clint Eastwood conundrum -- The whole is bigger than the sum of its parts -- The Chinese cultural revolution -- [Pt. 1] Bloodstains in paradise: Mother Nature, the bloody bitch -- Women -- not the peaceful creatures you think -- Fighting for the privilege to procreate -- The greed of genes -- [Pt. 2] Why humans self-destruct: The theory of individual selection and its flaws -- Superorganism -- Isolation -- the ultimate poison -- Even heroes are insecure -- Loving the child within is not enough
  • [Pt. 3] One man's god is another man's devil: Us versus them -- The value of having an enemy -- The perceptual trick that manufactures devils -- How hatred builds the walls of society's bungalow -- [Pt. 4] Man -- inventor of the invisible world: From genes to memes -- The nose of a rat and the human mind -- a brief history of the rise of memes -- How wrong ideas can be right -- The village of the sorcerers and the riddle of control -- The modern medical shaman -- Control and the urge to pray -- Power and the invisible world -- Einstein and the Eskimos -- [Pt. 5] The mysteries of the evolutionary learning machine: The connectionist explanation of the mass mind's dreams -- Society as a neural net -- The expendability of males -- How men are society's dice -- Is pitching a genetically acquired skill? -- Oliver Cromwell -- the rodent instincts don a disguise
  • [Pt. 6] Ideology is theft: The invisible world as a weapon -- The true route to utopia -- Why men embrace ideas -- and why ideas embrace men -- Righteous indignation = greed for real estate -- Shiites -- Poetry and the lust for power -- When memes collide -- the pecking order of nations -- Superior chickens make friends -- Wordviews as the welding torch of the hierarchical chain -- [Pt. 7] Who are the next barbarians?: The barbarian principle -- Are there killer cultures? -- Violence in South America and Africa -- The importance of hugging -- The puzzle of complacency -- Poverty with prestige is better than affluent disgrace -- Why prosperity will not bring peace -- The secret meaning of "freedom", "peace", and "justice."
  • [Pt. 8] The rise and fall of the American empire: The Victorian decline and the fall of America -- Scapegoats and sexual hysteria -- Laboratory rats and the oil crisis -- Why nations pretend to be blind -- How the pecking order reshapes the mind -- Perceptual shutdown and the future of America -- The myth of stress -- Tennis time and the mental clock -- [Pt. 9] The Luciferian paradox: The Lucifer principal
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 466 p.
Isbn
9780871135322
Lccn
94011464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30436518
  • (OCoLC)ocm30436518
Label
The Lucifer principle : a scientific expedition into the forces of history, Howard Bloom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who is Lucifer? -- The Clint Eastwood conundrum -- The whole is bigger than the sum of its parts -- The Chinese cultural revolution -- [Pt. 1] Bloodstains in paradise: Mother Nature, the bloody bitch -- Women -- not the peaceful creatures you think -- Fighting for the privilege to procreate -- The greed of genes -- [Pt. 2] Why humans self-destruct: The theory of individual selection and its flaws -- Superorganism -- Isolation -- the ultimate poison -- Even heroes are insecure -- Loving the child within is not enough
  • [Pt. 3] One man's god is another man's devil: Us versus them -- The value of having an enemy -- The perceptual trick that manufactures devils -- How hatred builds the walls of society's bungalow -- [Pt. 4] Man -- inventor of the invisible world: From genes to memes -- The nose of a rat and the human mind -- a brief history of the rise of memes -- How wrong ideas can be right -- The village of the sorcerers and the riddle of control -- The modern medical shaman -- Control and the urge to pray -- Power and the invisible world -- Einstein and the Eskimos -- [Pt. 5] The mysteries of the evolutionary learning machine: The connectionist explanation of the mass mind's dreams -- Society as a neural net -- The expendability of males -- How men are society's dice -- Is pitching a genetically acquired skill? -- Oliver Cromwell -- the rodent instincts don a disguise
  • [Pt. 6] Ideology is theft: The invisible world as a weapon -- The true route to utopia -- Why men embrace ideas -- and why ideas embrace men -- Righteous indignation = greed for real estate -- Shiites -- Poetry and the lust for power -- When memes collide -- the pecking order of nations -- Superior chickens make friends -- Wordviews as the welding torch of the hierarchical chain -- [Pt. 7] Who are the next barbarians?: The barbarian principle -- Are there killer cultures? -- Violence in South America and Africa -- The importance of hugging -- The puzzle of complacency -- Poverty with prestige is better than affluent disgrace -- Why prosperity will not bring peace -- The secret meaning of "freedom", "peace", and "justice."
  • [Pt. 8] The rise and fall of the American empire: The Victorian decline and the fall of America -- Scapegoats and sexual hysteria -- Laboratory rats and the oil crisis -- Why nations pretend to be blind -- How the pecking order reshapes the mind -- Perceptual shutdown and the future of America -- The myth of stress -- Tennis time and the mental clock -- [Pt. 9] The Luciferian paradox: The Lucifer principal
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 466 p.
Isbn
9780871135322
Lccn
94011464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30436518
  • (OCoLC)ocm30436518

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