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Good natured : the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals

Author: F B M de Waal
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
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Waal shows how ethical behavior is as much a matter of evolution as any other trait.
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Waal, F.B.M. de (Frans B.M.), 1948-
Good natured.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604918838
Online version:
Waal, F.B.M. de (Frans B.M.), 1948-
Good natured.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)607847395
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F B M de Waal
ISBN: 0674356608 9780674356603 0674356616 9780674356610
OCLC Number: 33442348
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Chapter 1: Darwinian dilemmas --
Survival of the unfittest --
Biologicizing morality --
Calvinist sociobiology --
A broader view --
The invisible grasping organ --
Ethology and ethics --
Photo essay: closeness --
Chapter 2: Sympathy --
Warm blood in cold waters --
Special treatment of the handicapped --
Responses to injury and death --
Having broad nails --
The social mirror --
Lying and aping apes --
Simian sympathy --
A world without compassion --
Photo essay: cognition and empathy --
Chapter 3: Rank and order --
A sense of social regularity --
The monkey's behind --
Guilt and shame --
Unruly youngsters --
The blushing primate --
Two genders, two moralities? --
Umbilical versus confrontational bonds --
Primus intter Pares --
Chapter 4: Quid pro quo --
The less-than-golden rule --
Mobile meals --
At the circle's center --
A concept of giving --
Testing for reciprocity --
From revenge to justice --
Photo essay: Help from a friend --
Chapter 5: Getting alone --
The social cage --
The relational model --
Peacemaking --
Rope walking --
Baboon testimony --
Draining the behavioral sink --
Community concern --
Photo essay: War and peace --
Chapter 6: Conclusions --
What does it take to be moral? --
Floating pyramids --
A hole in the head --
Notes.
Responsibility: Frans de Waal.

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Waal shows how ethical behavior is as much a matter of evolution as any other trait.

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