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Born to be good : the science of a meaningful life

Author: Dacher Keltner
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work demonstrates that humans are not hardwired to lead lives that are 'nasty, brutish and short' - we are in fact born to be good. The author investigates an old mystery of human evolution: why we have evolved positive emotions like gratitude, awe and compassion that promote ethical action.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dacher Keltner
ISBN: 9780393337136 0393337138
OCLC Number: 502426454
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Dacher Keltner.

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"A landmark book in the science of emotions and its implications for ethics and human universals."-Library Journal, starred review  Read more...

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"A fresh and absolutely fascinating book." -- Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma "A fact-filled, fun, and enlightened peek into our minds and hearts." -- Daniel Goleman, author of Read more...

 
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