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User Review  - jensenmk82 - LibraryThing

De Waal shows that empathy in animals is well-established and is chiefly interested in exploring how it functions. From the average reader's point of view, Chapter 7 is the most interesting, where the ... Read full review

THE AGE OF EMPATHY: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

What other primates can teach us about human nature.Addressing the question of whether it is possible to "combine a thriving economy with a humane society," zoologist de Waal (Psychology/Emory Univ ... Read full review

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User Review  - Citizenjoyce - LibraryThing

This is a clearly written, easily read report of animal studies that show empathy to be an evolutionary necessary, and basic attribute of humanity. Written after the current financial collapse, DeWall ... Read full review

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User Review  - Narboink - LibraryThing

This is the first book I’ve read by Frans de Waal. It is written in simple, accessible language and is positively stuffed with provocative ideas and anecdotal stories. The premise, that empathetic ... Read full review

The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

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De Waal (psychology, Emory Univ.; director, Living Links Ctr., Yerkes National Primate Research Ctr.) began his distinguished scientific career studying the brutal power struggles in chimpanzee ... Read full review

Review: The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

User Review  - S. Collingwood - Goodreads

Highest marks for this book. Uses examples from the animal world to reflect on human motivations. Energizing and optimistic. Read full review


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