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Author LinkWaal, F. B. M. de(Frans B. M.),1948-
Title LinkThe bonobo and the atheist : in search of humanism among the primates / Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author.
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2013.
Description 289 p., [8] p. of plates :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-269) and index.
Contents Contents: Earthly delights -- Goodness explained -- Bonobos in the family tree -- Is God dead or just in a coma? -- The parable of the good simian -- Ten commandments too many -- The god gap -- Bottom-up morality.
Summary A renowned primatologist argues that ethical behavior witnessed in animals is the evolutionary and biological origin of human fairness and explains that morality has more to do with natural instincts than with religion.
Subject LinkEthics, Evolutionary.
LinkBonobo -- Psychology.
LinkBonobo -- Behavior.
LinkPrimates -- Psychology.
LinkPrimates -- Behavior.
LinkBehavior evolution.
LinkAnimal behavior.
LinkHuman behavior.

System Number 000663245
ISBN Link9780393073775

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