The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Psychology - 466 pages
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From the work of evolutionary biologists and of scholars all across the social sciences, a new science called evolutionary psychology is emerging, and with it a radically revised view of human nature and the human mind. In its light, the oldest and most basic questions look different and wholly new questions arise. Are men and women really built for monogamy? What kinds of self-deception are favored by evolution, and why? How and why do childhood experiences make a person more or less conscientious? What is the evolutionary logic behind office politics - or politics in general? Why is there a love-hate relationship between siblings? When, if ever, is love truly pure? Is the human sense of justice - and of just retribution - innate? Does it truly serve justice?

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Mostly loved the insight into Darwin's life - Goodreads
I actually don't like the writing style. - Goodreads
A great introduction to the field. - Goodreads
tons of wonderful insights into humanity. - Goodreads
a good read/intro into evolutionary psychology. - Goodreads
This book is a great introduction. - Goodreads

Review: The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

User Review  - Nik - Goodreads

This was a fascinating book to read. It is a great introduction to the discipline of evolutionary psychology and it gave me a beautiful insight into the personal life of Charles Darwin. Here is a ... Read full review

Review: The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

User Review  - Amanda Collins - Goodreads

This was a very probing, deeply thoughtful analysis of possible ways our morality has evolved the way it has. I struggle to take every analysis totally and factually seriously because this realm of ... Read full review

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