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Moral minds : how nature designed our universal sense of right and wrong

Author: Marc D Hauser
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marc Hauser evaluates recent developments in evolutionary biology, cognitive science, developmental psychology, economics and anthropology to provide a new way of understanding the tension between temptation and control.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc D Hauser
ISBN: 9780349118093 0349118094
OCLC Number: 191752736
Notes: Originally published: New York: Ecco, 2006; London: Little, Brown, 2007.
Description: xix, 539 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: righteous voices --
What's wrong? --
Justice for all --
Grammars of violence --
The moral organ --
Permissible instincts --
Roots of right --
First principles --
Epilogue: the right impulse.
Responsibility: Marc D. Hauser.

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