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  - Andrew Feist - Goodreads

tons of wonderful insights into humanity. perhaps not as profoundly novel as other collections of knowledge like How the Mind Works or Thinking Fast and Slow, but it has a lot more flare and style. He ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

Wright presents an excellent overview of evolutionary psychology and delves a little into some of the moral issues it raises. Read full review

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