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Volume 9, July 30, A Review of Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved*. By Andrew McAninch**. * Primary author. Buy Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (The University Center for Human Values Series) on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified. "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and philosophers tackles this question by exploring the.


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The interface also provides access to the full text of articles via author index or subject index, or primates and philosophers a search form on article elements such as author names, words from title, subject, words from the full text and publication year.

Click an hypertext link at the primates and philosophers to call the corresponding access page. Feb 20, Bob Nichols rated it liked it De Waal sets up his ethical argument by describing what he calls veneer theory: Drawing from his work with primates, he anchors moral behavior in our natural inclinations and desires.

Because we are good natured, we seek to help when we recognize that others are in need.

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De Waal correctly outlines our cooperative and other-regarding social primates and philosophers. He offers no argument for why or how we might transcend our tribalism. A good many people are other-regarding by nature, just as de Waal believes.

In contrast to de Waal, though, compassion caring for others can extend to non-group members, to humankind, and even, for some, to life itself. Primates and philosophers can be validated, daily, in our own lives.

PRIMATES AND PHILOSOPHERS EPUB

But why not primates and philosophers we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: In this provocative book, renowned primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day primates and philosophers biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our "selfish" genes and reinforcing our habit of labeling ethical behavior as humane and the less civilized as animalistic.



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