Table of contents for Human nature : fact and fiction / edited by Robin Headlam-Wells, Johnjoe McFadden.

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Contents
Contributors
Foreword
AC Grayling
Acknowledgements
Introduction 
Robin Headlam Wells
Johnjoe McFadden
I Is human nature written in our genes or in our books?
The biology of fiction, Steven Pinker
Literature, science and human nature, Ian McEwan
II Can science and literature collaborate to define human nature?
Literature and evolution, Joseph Carroll
Human nature: one for all and all for one? Gabriel Dover
III What has biology got to do with imagination?
The biology of the Imagination: how the brain can both play with truth and survive a predator, Simon Baron-Cohen
Biology and imagination: the role of culture, Catherine Belsey
The limits of imagination, Rita Carter
IV Do we need a theory of human nature to tell us how to act?
Human nature or human difference? Ania Loomba 
What science can and cannot tell us about human nature, Kenan Malik
The cat, the chisel, and the grave, Philip Pullman
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Act (Philosophy).
Human behavior -- Philosophy.
Psychology -- Philosophy.