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The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology - Robert Wright
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
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Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our... show more
Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies. Illustrations.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679763994 (0679763996)
ASIN: 679763996
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
4.0 The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
The book is a Darwinian slant on Darwin the man and its new paradigm (evolutionary psychology). I only started to fully appreciate this book after I realized it was not a science book for non-scientist, but rather a philosophy book for non-philosophers.The author coherently ties together through an ...
Carlo
Carlo rated it
If you find yourself uncomfortable while hearing about genes for altruism or genes for retaliation..etc., then this book is for you. It will clear many misunderstandings about what is meant by a Selfish Gene. In fact, the book has many explanations that would have been good for Dawkins to include in...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
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So where does man get his morals from? Some people would say God. That assumes there is some absolute idea of virtue and morals handed to us from the almighty. Best evidence against this? The Bible. Read the first four books of the Old Testament, not just the ten commandments, and then tell me you w...
willemite
willemite rated it
This is one of those seminal books (to me at least) that has a lot to say about the nature of human relationships. Quotes:p 36 - ...while there are various reasons why it could make Darwinian sense for a woman to mate with more than one man (maybe the first man was infertile, for example) there come...
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