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Signifying nothing? Myth and science of cruelty

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 August 2006

Boris Kotchoubey*
Affiliation:
Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tbingen, Tbingen 72074, Germany www.mp.uni-tuebingen.de/mp/index.php?id=96

Abstract:

Nell proposes another myth about human aggression, following thousands of old myths from Homer to Lorenz. Like all myths, this one might be partially true and partially false. However, the use of emotional and propagandistic effects, rather than evaluation of empirical results, obscures any attempt to describe the truth about cruelty.

It is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5

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1. The term “universal” appears six times in the text.

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