On Human Nature

by E. O. Wilson
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. 284 pages.

From the publisher: "No one who cares about the human future can afford to ignore Edward O. Wilson's book. On Human Nature begins a new phase in the most important intellectual controversy of this generation: Is human behavior controlled by the species' biological heritage? Does this heritage limit human destiny? With characteristic pungency and simplicity of style, the author of Sociobiology challenges old prejudices and current misconceptions about the nature-nurture debate. ... His goal is nothing less than the completion of the Darwinian revolution by bringing biological thought into the center of the social sciences and the humanities." On Human Nature won the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction in 1979.