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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In this provocative book, a renowned scientist takes on those who have declared ethics uniquely human Making a compelling case for a morality grounded in biology, he shows how ethical behavior is as much a matter of evolution as any other trait, in humans and animals alike. The more we communicate across groups and cultures, the more we feel part of one large group, and the more our innate moral faculties seem to apply to everyone.
Good Natured is a book by primatologist Frans de Waal on animal behavior and the evolution of ethics.
References to this book The Handicap Principle: But seeing the offending monkey run for cover as quickly as he did amused me. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Good Natured — Frans B. M. de Waal | Harvard University Press
Some years ago, my cousin and I watched snow monkeys at an outdoor enclosure at the Minneapolis Zoo. Nov 26, Luke rated it it was amazing. To observe a dog’s guilty look.
John Snook rated it liked it Sep 13, Preview — Good Natured by Frans de Waal. De Waal identifies a number of behaviors with concomitant emotions in animals that lead to a sort of proto-morality. And yet, even in such dysfunctional environments think Somaliaelements of our common moral heritage remain – parents love and care for their children, friends protect friends, tribe members look out for other tribe members – and crimes are generally directed at those perceived to be outside the group.
Wilsonand Robert Wright journalist. To ask other readers questions about Good Naturedplease sign up. As his work makes clear, a morality grounded in biology leads to an entirely different conception of what it means to he human—and humane. This general view also explains far better why the overall arc of human development has been towards a gradual reduction of everyday brutality and the emergence of international standards of conduct.
Want to Read saving…. Join Our Mailing List: Pop culture generally depicts human nature as violent and self serving. De Waal’s is a primatologist who has spent thousands of hours observing apes chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, gorillas, humans and monkeys many varieties and his writing is replete with examples from his own observations that bolster his theories.
Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals
Chimpanzees remember which members of their group have shared food with them in the past and which have not and reward and punish those individuals, respectively, in the future. Elements like these have served an evolutionary purpose by promoting group cohesion, stability, and success.
Morality is an aberration, a thin veneer over our grasping animal urges. The Sociopath Next Door. And if you’re like me, the ee that animals, yes, have ethics, which are built out of emotion, changes how you see the world. World famous for his brilliant descriptions of Machiavellian power plays among chimpanzees-the nastier side of animal life–Frans de Waal here contends that animals have a nice side as well.
Sep 07, Andrew marked it as to-read Recommended to Andrew by: Sep 28, Prof J is currently reading it Shelves: May 15, John Wiswell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fascinating Excellent research and presentation.
De Waal is consistently articulate; he identifies high-level trends in behavior among different species without ever making over-generalizations. Nov 16, Craig rated it it was amazing.
This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat Print hardcover and paperback. Fascinating look at various animals’ survival mechanisms, primarily focusing on group dynamics.