Brochure, ‘Violence in Human Society’ (in German)



2009

If we look at our evolution from the early hominids to modern man, the Homo sapiens sapiens, it seems plausible that the hominids lived probably peacefully together in small, distant groups. Violence might not have played a major role. This changed dramatically about 10’000 years ago with the appearance of modern Homo sapiens sapiens in connection with the beginning of cattle breeding and cultivation of land followed by urbanization.

During this period of our evolution, mankind developed aggression and violence. It also became clear that man, in contrary to the highly developed animals, has lost the genetically determined control of aggressive behaviour. The fact that there are various forms of regulation of violence in modern human beings is predominantly due to cultural achievements.

Summary of <a href=”https://academia-engelberg.ch/en/archive/conference-2009/program/”>2009 Conference</a> findings with supplementary comments (in German). <a href=”https://academia-engelberg.ch/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a5-reporting-brosch%C3%BCre_nov-09_neu.pdf” target=”_blank”>Open PDF</a>  or go to<a href=”https://academia-engelberg.ch/en/documentation-order-form/”> order form</a>.

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