Primates and Philosophers

Primates and Philosophers

How Morality Evolved

Book - 2006
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In this provocative book, primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our "selfish" genes.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780691124476
Branch Call Number: 171.7 WAA
Characteristics: xix, 209 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Morally evolved : primate social instincts, human morality, and the rise and fall of "Veneer Theory" / Frans de Waal
App. A. Anthropomorphism and anthropodenial
App. B. Do apes have a theory of mind?
App. C. Animal Rights
Pt. II. Comments
uses of anthropomorphism / Robert Wright
Morality and the distinctiveness of human action / Christine M. Korsgaard
Ethics and evolution : how to get here from there / Philip Kitcher
Morality, reason, and the rights of animals / Peter Singer
Pt. III. Response to commentators
tower of morality / Frans de Waal


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