|Date of Birth:||15 June 1928|
Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt (15 June 1928 – 2 June 2018) was an Austrian (not Australian) ethnologist in the field of human ethology. He studied human behavior with methods more common to studying animal behavior. He was one of the very few academics who defied political correctness and dared to openly discuss the relation of human sexuality of ancient adaptations in which the female desires to be coerced into sex, and in which pair formation can only take place if the male is physically and mental able to do so. He says, however, that this only continues to exist as a vestigial adaptation in human sexual behavior and that humans are in the evolutionary trajectory of liberating themselves from this primal and feral sexuality in a process of self-domestication.
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Formerly as hero, today as hero of virtue.
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- Eibl-Eibesfeldt I. 1989. Pair Formation, Courtship, Sexual Love. In: Human Ethology. Rougtledge. [Excerpt]
- Eibl-Eibesfeldt I. 1990. Dominance, Submission, and Love: Sexual Pathologies from the Perspective of Ethology. In: Feierman, J. R. (ed.): Pedophilia. Biosocial Dimensions. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990 151-175. [Abstract]