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The bonobo and the atheist : in search of humanism among the primates

Author: F B M de Waal
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A renowned primatologist argues that ethical behavior witnessed in animals is the evolutionary and biological origin of human fairness and explains that morality has more to do with natural instincts than with religion.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F B M de Waal
ISBN: 9780393073775 0393073777
OCLC Number: 863653118
Description: 289 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Earthly delights --
Goodness explained --
Bonobos in the family tree --
Is God dead or just in a coma? --
The parable of the good simian --
Ten commandments too many --
The god gap --
Bottom-up morality.
Responsibility: Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author.

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