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An edition of Good natured (1996)

Good natured

the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals

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This edition was published in by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass.

Written in English

296 pages

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

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Good natured: the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals
1996, Harvard University Press
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Good natured

the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals

This edition was published in by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass.


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

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-279) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
599/.052/4, 599.15
Library of Congress
BJ1335 .W33 1996

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24741306M
Internet Archive
goodnaturedorigi00waal
ISBN 10
0674356608
ISBN 13
9780674356603
LC Control Number
95046032
OCLC/WorldCat
33442348

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