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Description - Envy by Helmut Schoeck

Envy was first published in German in 1966, then in an English translation in 1970. This classic study is one of the few books to explore extensively the many facets of envy -- "a drive which lies at the core of man's life as a social being." Ranging widely over literature, philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, Professor Schoeck -- a distinguished sociologist and anthropologist -- elucidates both the constructive and destructive consequences of envy in social life. Perhaps most importantly he demonstrates that not only the impetus toward a totalitarian regime but also the egalitarian impulse in democratic societies are alike in being rooted in envy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780865970632
ISBN-10: 0865970637
Format: Hardback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Liberty Fund Inc
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1987
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Helmut Schoeck

Helmut Schoeck