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Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved

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Description for Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved Paperback. Editor(s): Macedo, Stephen; Ober, Josiah. Series: Princeton Science Library. Num Pages: 232 pages, 9 halftones. 3 tables. BIC Classification: PDZ; PSAJ; PSX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 140. .
Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice? It's the animal in us, we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. In this provocative book, renowned primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our selfish genes and reinforcing our habit of labeling ethical behavior as humane and the less civilized as animalistic. Seeking the ... Read more

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About Franz De Waal
Frans de Waal is the C. H. Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta.

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Frans de Waal defends against philosopher critics his view that the roots of morality can be seen in the social behavior of monkeys and apes... [H]e argues that human morality would be impossible without certain emotional buildings blocks that are clearly at work in chimps and monkey societies... Dr. de Waal sees human morality as having grown out of primate ... Read more

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