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The Resource Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved, Frans de Waal ; ed. and introd. by Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober ; Robert Wright [and others]

Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved, Frans de Waal ; ed. and introd. by Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober ; Robert Wright [and others]

Label
Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved
Title
Primates and philosophers
Title remainder
how morality evolved
Statement of responsibility
Frans de Waal ; ed. and introd. by Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober ; Robert Wright [and others]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" In this provocative book, primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our "selfish" genes. Science has thus exacerbated our reciprocal habits of blaming nature when we act badly and labeling the good things we do as "humane." Seeking the origin of human morality not in evolution but in human culture, science insists that we are moral by choice, not by nature. Citing remarkable evidence based on his extensive research of primate behavior, de Waal attacks "Veneer Theory," which posits morality as a thin overlay on an otherwise nasty nature. He explains how we evolved from a long line of animals that care for the weak and build cooperation with reciprocal transactions. Drawing on both Darwin and recent scientific advances, de Waal demonstrates a strong continuity between human and animal behavior. In the process, he also probes issues such as anthropomorphism and human responsibilities toward animals. Based on the Tanner Lectures de Waal delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values in 2004, Primates and Philosophers includes responses by the philosophers Peter Singer, Christine M. Korsgaard, and Philip Kitcher and the science writer Robert Wright. They press de Waal to clarify the differences between humans and other animals, yielding a lively debate that will fascinate all those who wonder about the origins and reach of human goodness." --Publisher's Website
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DLC
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1948-
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Waal, F. B. M. de
Dewey number
171/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1311
LC item number
.W14 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Macedo, Stephen
  • Ober, Josiah
  • Wright, Robert
Series statement
University Center for Human Values series
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  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Primates
  • Altruistic behavior in animals
Label
Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved, Frans de Waal ; ed. and introd. by Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober ; Robert Wright [and others]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
68373214
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 209 pages
Isbn
9780691124476
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780691124476
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved, Frans de Waal ; ed. and introd. by Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober ; Robert Wright [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
68373214
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 209 pages
Isbn
9780691124476
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780691124476
Other physical details
illustrations

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