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Author Boehm, Christopher.
Title Moral origins : the evolution of virtue, altruism, and shame / Christopher Boehm.
Published New York : Basic Books, c2012.
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Description vii, 418 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Darwin's inner voice -- Living the virtuous life -- Of altruism and free riders -- Knowing our immediate predecessors -- Resurrecting some venerable ancestors -- A natural Garden of Eden -- The positive side of social selection -- Learning morals across the generations -- Work of the moral majority -- Pleistocene ups, downs, and crashes -- Testing the selection-by-reputation hypothesis -- The evolution of morals -- Epilogue: humanity's moral future.
Summary A noted anthropologist explains how our sense of ethics has changed over the course of human evolution.
Subject Ethics, Evolutionary.
ISBN 0465020488 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780465020485 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780465029198 (e-book)
0465029191 (e-book)
OCLC number 657595623