The Ambivalence of Aggression and the Moralization of Man



The thesis I wish to argue here is that the ambivalent nature of aggression in the human male, with its necessary destructive as well as constructive side, constitutes the chief obstacle confronting any program for the moralization of man. If we could account for this ambivalence perhaps we might put ourselves in a position to rechannel the destructiveness and hence to solve the problem of morality more successfully than heretofore.


Human Nature Horseshoe Crab Human Male Walk Away Muscular Response 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tulane UniversityUSA

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