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

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20 years old or so old. But, very interesting and some interesting info, almost seemed cutting edge. Why humans act they way they do. Pretty neutral on if religion is a good thing or not; but curious ... Read full review

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

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A world full of experts in evolutionary psychology, where everyone knew the reasons behind everything they did, would seem a grim and pitiless world indeed. But if you prefer to know the reality you live in, then go for it. Read full review

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