Chaos and Intoxication
Complexity and Adaption in the Structure of Human Nature
By (author) Alan Dean
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Chaos and Intoxication by Alan Dean
Book DescriptionWhy are people often so unpredictable? Why do they do things which can cause great personal harm even when they know this to be the case? Chaos and Intoxication examines the nature of drug and alcohol abuse, seeking to address these and many other enduring questions through a detailed discussion of the chaotic nature of human existence. Chaos and Intoxication discusses ideas and research in three general areas: neurobiology and genetics, cognition and collective action, and chaos and complexity theory. These are brought together to develop a general theory of chaos and human nature. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in sociology and medical anthropology as well as professionals working in the drug and alcohol support services.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415146142
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Multidisciplinary discussion of the chaotic nature of human existence. The text draws on the latest research in neurobiology, genetics, psychology, chaos and complexity theory, and Dean examines why people do things which they know will cause them harm.
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Author Biography - Alan Dean
Alan Dean is Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Hull.
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