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The origins of virtue.

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Matt Ridley explores such perplexing conundrums as why, if humans are such egoistical beings, don't they behave as rational fools and forego the benefits of cooperation. He uses the findings of new research to look afresh at "Mankind".
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Ridley
ISBN: 0140244042 9780140244045
OCLC Number: 59600859
Notes: Originally published: London: Viking, 1996.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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