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Title The Bonobo and the atheist : in search of humanism among the primates / Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author.
Edition First edition.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library  QL 737 .P96 W315 2013    CHECKED IN
Description 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index.
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 Bonobo -- Behavior.
Altruistic behavior in animals.
Human-animal relationships.
Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.), 1948-
Primatologists -- Biography.
ISBN 9780393073775 (hardcover)
0393073777 (hardcover)
UPC # 40022124711
OCLC # 828938921
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