Good Natured by Franz de Waal
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Good Natured
By Franz de Waal

Good Natured

Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals

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Good Natured by Franz de Waal

Book Description

The author challenges those who have declared ethics uniquely human. Making a case for a morality grounded in biology, he shows that ethical behaviour, in humans and animals alike, is as much a matter of evolution as any other trait. Anecdotes, theories and data are used throughout.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674356610
ISBN-10: 0674356616
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Bonobo and the Atheist by Franz de Waal Bonobo and the Atheist, Paperback (April 2014)

In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal argues that human morality is not imposed from above but instead comes from within. Moral behavior does not begin and end with religion but is in fact a product of evolution.

Age of Empathy by Franz de Waal Age of Empathy, Paperback (September 2011)

From chimpanzees caring for mates that have been wounded by leopards, elephants reassuring youndsters in distress to dolphins preventing sick companions from drowning, 'The Age of Empathy' demonstrates that animals are guided by cooperation.

Primates and Philosophers by Franz de Waal Primates and Philosophers, Paperback (January 2009)

'It's the animal in us', we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? This book tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. It argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our 'selfish' genes.

Chimpanzee Politics by Franz de Waal Chimpanzee Politics, Paperback (November 2007)

As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.

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Author Biography - Franz de Waal

Frans B. M. de Waal is C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the Psychology Department and Director of Living Links, part of the Yerkes Primate Center, Emory University.

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