Good Natured is a book by primatologist Frans de Waal on animal behavior and the evolution of ethics. Contents. 1 Publishing history; 2 Notes; 3 References. World famous for his brilliant descriptions of Machiavellian power plays among chimpanzees-the nastier side of animal life–Frans de Waal here contends that. Good Natured. Frans de Waal, Author, F. B. M. De Waal, Author, Waal De, Author Harvard University Press $ (p) ISBN

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Good Natured

If biology has made us what we are, d biology explains both our violence and our virtues. In short time, many had attributed all animal behaviors including humaneven those that were seemingly altruistic, to strategies to maximize reproduction. I hope you get a chance to giod it sometime. Chimps who always favor stronger or more dominant chimps in altercations presumably to curry favor with the strongest allies usually are overthrown in the dominance hierarchy.

Another book tempered that view for me: Social Psychology Share This. Jan 10, Bryn Hammond rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shweder, The Los Angeles Times.

Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals

Recommended in Government His nonsense books, mo …. De Waal identifies a number of behaviors with concomitant wwal in animals that lead to a sort of proto-morality. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

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May 20, Jesse Houle marked it as to-read Recommended to Jesse by: Oct 18, Kate marked it as to-read. She lives and works in London as a senior editorial assistant. Oct 14, Cassy Flint rated it really liked it Shelves: And just what defines non-human animal societies?

Solitary animals do not exhibit any behavior that approximates morality. A good friend of mine, a scary-smart natjred type who worked at good Yerkes Primate Research Center, sent me this book because she knew — before I did — that I don’t actually believe in evolutionary theory when it comes to explaining human behavior. Kyle rated it really liked it Mar 08, This well-written and accessible science book offers evidence of morality and compassion in the animal kingdom.

In some of his most daring and successful experiments, de Waal showed that a species of monkey that is typically very hierarchical and aggressive can actually learn to be more tolerant and relaxed if members of the aggressive species are raised with slightly older members of the tolerant species.

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Good Natured Frans B. I do think he’s written better novels. Take away our modern moral codes and laws and the beast quickly emerges.

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Can we recognize a sense of morality in creatures other than ourselves? Sep 07, Andrew marked it as to-read Recommended to Andrew by: But seeing the offending monkey run for cover as quickly as he did amused me. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics.

Oct 28, Michael rated it really liked it. How unique are we?