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Description - The Origins of Virtue by Matt Ridley

Why are people nice to each other? What are the reasons for altrusim? Matt Ridley explains how the human mind has evolved a special instinct for social exchange, offering a lucid and persuasive argument about the paradox of human benevolence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140244045
ISBN-10: 0140244042
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matt Ridley

MATT RIDLEY is a research fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs and a Trustee of the International Centre for Life, living in Northumberland. His last book, The Red Queen, was short-listed for the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for science books and the Writers' Guild Award for non-fiction.

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