Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour

  • Title: Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour
  • Author: Helmut Schoeck
  • ISBN: 9780865970632
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Envy A Theory of Social Behaviour 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 psy
    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 inThis 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.

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    1. An extraordinary, surprising, brilliant book. Not only does he tackle a subject that is shrouded in taboo with great rational clarity, he goes on to provide a fascinating theory of the role of envy in social life. I will be thinking about the many ideas packed into Schoeck's masterwork for some time.For a more detailed review of this book, you might be interested in the 23m podcast that I did about it here: thevoluntarylife/2015/

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    2. About the Author: Helmut Schoeck was born in Graz, Austria in 1922. He was a sociologist at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. He published this book in 1966.Overview: This is a book about envy, an important subject which has generally been neglected by academics. The author criticizes researchers in the social sciences of having paid too little attention to envy. In particular, envy as a motivation for crime. Black Magic, Witchcraft, and Sorcery: Envy plays a major role in many primitive c [...]

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    3. This book gives plenty to think about in human society. It is sociological rather than philosophical, so it spends more time describing society and the impact of envy than it does saying what the response of society should be to envy. He does give a fairly balanced view of envy as both a boon and bane for society. His arguments on envy as the driving force of most progressivism and the foolishness of efforts to build a Utopia without envy are well worth the read. His last sentence demonstrates h [...]

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    4. A thorough treatment of the envy, though I have issues with some of his conclusions.

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    5. Along with Weber's Protestant Spirit the best sociology book I've ever read. In fact it's psychology, philosophy, anthropology It's a masterpiece covering all the phenomenology on Envy.

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    6. This is the most complete discussion of the phenomena of envy, its rise, its place in history, the difficulties it has caused and more. It is nearly enough to know that 7 of the 10 Commandments condemn envy because of its ruinous nature and its universality. However, anyone who takes the time to read this book will finish it far more aware of the difficulties caused by envy. It starts in birth and is almost always present to some degree. Worse, politicians are quite prone to appeal to envy as a [...]

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    7. An amazing book, a must read for anyone who wants to understand humans, society and especially for those pretending to change the world 'in better'!Envy as encrypted in our human nature, both negative and positive but essentially for living in society. The impossibility to have a perfect equal society and the danger of letting the envious rule; and not least a crude and clear image of the modern society!

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    8. A thought-provoking and in-depth study of a vastly neglected topic.

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    9. Read long and it was great.

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    10. Meticulous, careful, learned. I had long thought I needed to read this classic, and am glad I finally did. A mix of psychology, sociology, politics, anthropology, this book is dense but worth it.

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