[PDF/EPUB] The Professor in the Cage BY Jonathan Gottschall



10 thoughts on “The Professor in the Cage

  1. says:

    I can't even This book is full of pseudoscience and gender stereotypes Gottschall takes actual science and facts relies only on nature arguments discards nurture arguments then he takes these facts and submerges them in a mixture of good ol'

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    This book was a dried poodle turd It could've been good but the guy drones on and on about masculinity and science I just wanted to hear about your training bro If I wanted to read a science book I wouldn't read one written

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    The Professor Jonathan Gottschall asks why men like to fight and in this book he is talking about fighting for

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    This is despite the author's claims a book about a midlife crisis But rather than the tedious routine midlife crisis of divorce red sports car and much younger girlfriend Gottschall an associate professor in English at a small liberal arts college decides to take up MMA cage fighting He's in his late 30's and claims that

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    The premise is strong unfortunately this book soon devolves into a Jordan Peterson esue smorgasbord of soft science and half baked philosophy I think this idea would've worked better as a long personal essay becau

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    Animals fight; humans fight too Women fight; men fight too But men are likely to fight physically and freuently Some might say men are just asinine in so doing and men ought to be civilized Jonathan Gotschall an English professor argues that men are the way they are owing to many reasons Better yet he places himself in the middle of fights to find out why men fight even if death might result Gottschall had been a wimp not being able to stan

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    This was an interesting read about a world I know nothing about

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    “The Professor In The Cage Why Men Fight And Why We Like To Watch” by Jonathan Gottschall is a fascinating look at fighting and violence through the eyes of a college professor who not only researching fighting and violence but joined a MMA gym to train and actually enter the arena to fight It is well written eye openi

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    Bills itself as analysis of make violence but instead is an apology for the same a repetitive scree about how gender is actually innate with no evidence btw and no interrogation of the homophobia he learned during childhood games of smear the ueer There is no scholarship here just sad thin memoir Penguin press and Washington Jefferson College his employer should be ashamed

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    Check out my free summaries at camsreadscomElevator Pitch The Professor in the Cage takes a fascinating look at the historical connection between the civilized violence we express today and it’s origins If you thought that we are any different from ancient societies you are wrong we just package it and make it prettierRead Time 5

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In The Professor in the Cage 2015 professor Jonathan Gottschall enters the world of mixed martial arts to dis This book was a dried poodle turd It could ve been good but the guy drones on and on about masculinity and science I just wanted to hear about your training bro If I wanted to read a science book I wouldn t read one written by an adjunct English comp teacher I d read one written by a scientist See how that works

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Ight of human history these blinks reveal how our love of fighting is grounded in our deepest human instincts The Professor In The Cage Why Men Fight And Why We Like To Watch by Jonathan Gottschall is a fascinating look at fighting and violence through the eyes of a college professor who not only researching fighting and violence but joined a MMA gym to train and actually enter the arena to fight It is well written eye opening and an enjoyable read for anyone interested in why men fight and why so many enjoy watchingGottschall chronicles his own journey including his apprehensions and fears as an out of shape nearing 40 college professor entering the world of MMA Mixed Martial Arts and training and competing against men half his age But he also includes research on fighting and manly rituals throughout history in many cultures It is this combination of memoir and research that indeed sets this book apart from others of similar genre It s humorous at times and shockingly brutal at others Reading this book gives one a better understanding of the place of violence in our lives and why boys gravitate toward wrestling with each other and why they partake in after school fisticuffs It also helps illustrate why sex and violence have sold throughout history Was the brutality of watching gladiators all that different from watching modern day UFC bouts Why has the movie Saw and its seuels made so much money While this book might not provide the definitive answer to these uestions and others of a similar nature it does a good job of examining themAn extremely interesting look at fighting throughout the ages and its popularity with both combatants and spectators I really enjoyed The Professor In The Cage and recommend it to anyone interested in why people fight and why others enjoy watching

Read & download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Jonathan Gottschall

Cover the sources of our fascination with violence Through the power of modern science and by applying the we Animals fight humans fight too Women fight men fight too But men are likely to fight physically and freuently Some might say men are just asinine in so doing and men ought to be civilized Jonathan Gotschall an English professor argues that men are the way they are owing to many reasons Better yet he places himself in the middle of fights to find out why men fight even if death might result Gottschall had been a wimp not being able to stand up for himself all his life He decided to learn MMA Mixed Martial Arts to fight for the first time in his life He states that he had gotten himself in MMA because he wanted to write this book After having been food to other stronger men the desire to feel like a man must have rendered his desire to take up MMA Gottschall starts the first chapter detailing a duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aron Burr who were respectively the secretary of treasury and the vice president of the United States of America The duel was over rumors against Aron Burr The author brings up a propositional uestion Why did the two men have to kill each other over petulant and chagrining words Withal could they have resolved the conflict in a peaceful manner The author points out that there was none other way at that time because what the men fought for were not just humiliating words but respect In Men s World respect means a lot than just respect Men fight for respect like animals do Animals fight for food sex territory and protection all of which mean life and death For men respect is life and death When a man loses respect from other men it meant just than being looked down Money women social status business power life and death likewise depended on one s respect at those epoch This principle still applies to the modern world by virtue of stable civilized government systems these extreme duel disappeared De facto Duel in different form however still exists in somewhat uncivilized world of prison Much violent fighting occurs over a stolen banana They were not fighting for banana they fight for respect Once you let somebody steal your banana people will pilfer you of your food money and rape you in the end Either you become their food or another man Gottischall renders a scientific and well researched statement and kick feminism right in the face Providing a good number of researches and studies the author adduce that what masculinity is and argues how masculinity has developed in human he explains that the masculinity is developed because there were less females and males Thus males compete for reproduction by fighting Females will be successful in producing offspring without competition or fighting Risk taking inklings aggression competitiveness in males are not invented rather they have naturally grown in males and because the definitions of masculinityMasculinity is not a cultural invention It is not the result of a conspiracy by men against women It is a real thing that has evolved over millions of years as a response to the built in competitive realities of male life Gottschall delves into other psychological anthropological biological arguments throughout the book regarding masculinity fighting sports even war throughout the book The rest of the chapters are well imparting and very educational His researches culminate in converging with his own anecdotes in fights in later chapters Gottschall finishes the book by concluding that men fight because fights make men feel great and alive As Mike Tyson put it in his bluntly elouent way other than boxing everything else is so boring Maybe men fight because men have been fighting in the entire existing epochs and generations after generations while evolving Fighting must be deeply rooted in men s DNA It is very recently that men are prohibited from fights School teachers punish boys for fighting Cops either break up fights or place the fighting citizens in jails people recommend for psych evaluation for anger management for aggressive men Men s instincts are suppressed Maybe that is why men feel joy when they fight like how their ancestors did all these years