Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour (Hardcover)

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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 important, 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780865970632
ISBN-10: 0865970637
Publisher: Liberty Fund
Publication Date: December 1st, 1987
Pages: 452
Language: English