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The Poetry and the Evolution of Compassion

By Patrick C Pietroni



The framework of these short volumes introduces the reader to the specific focus of each book. The accompanying poems and images offer an aesthetic and emotional experience.

Debates on the origin of the earth and humans continue to this day between the creationists (who favor the intelligent design theory) and modern Darwinists (who favor a natural evolutionist theory). This particular volume focuses on the evolution of compassion and tries to bring together two of the most contested subjects in academia. These debates have generated hundreds if not thousands of academic papers and learned books. Although Professor Pietroni makes no pretense or attempt to cover this vast area in this slim volume, it is his hope that the reader will be stimulated to pursue his or her own further exploration of these debates.

Subjects: PoetryPhilosophy

Contributor Bios
Professor Patrick Pietroni, DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK—the birthplace of Charles Darwin—as well as in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is currently the director of the Centre for the Study of Compassion at the University of New Mexico. Pietroni has published several books and numerous academic articles. He founded and was editor of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, the International Journal of Cuban Studies, and the Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care.