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The Age of Empathy : Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society.

Author: Frans De Waal
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 2010.
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"There is a widely held assumption that humans are hard-wired for relentless and ruthless competition ... Frans de Waal sees nature differently - as a biological legacy in which empathy, not mere self interest, is shared by humans, bonobos and animals." Ben Macintyre, 'The Times'"A pioneer in primate studies, Frans de Waal sees our better side in chimps, especially our capacity for empathy ... Dr de Waal has  Read more...
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De Waal, Frans.
Age of Empathy : Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society.
London : Souvenir Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frans De Waal
ISBN: 9780285639652 028563965X
OCLC Number: 779826560
Description: 1 online resource (435 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Biology, Left and Right; The Other Darwinism; Bodies Talking to Bodies; Someone Else's Shoes; The Elephant in the Room; Fair Is Fair; Crooked Timber; Notes; References; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Author; By the Same Author; Copyright.

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"There is a widely held assumption that humans are hard-wired for relentless and ruthless competition ... Frans de Waal sees nature differently - as a biological legacy in which empathy, not mere self interest, is shared by humans, bonobos and animals." Ben Macintyre, 'The Times'"A pioneer in primate studies, Frans de Waal sees our better side in chimps, especially our capacity for empathy ... Dr de Waal has gathered ample evidence that our ability to identify with another's distress ... has deep roots in the origin of our species." 'The Wall Street Journal'"Freshly topical ... a.

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