The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 3, 2010 - Psychology - 496 pages
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Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies. Illustrations.


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User Review  - homericgeek - LibraryThing

I was introduced to this book during a course on Buddhism and Modern Psychology. Wright covers a lot of ground in this well organized and tightly written book. Wright doesn't hand down laws, saying ... Read full review

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User Review  - DK_Atkinson - LibraryThing

I just finished wading through this book. I like it better than the other assigned book - Lucy's Legacy by Alison Jolly - but like many books for my current classes I've had to read it in too much of ... Read full review

Contents

Darwin and
SEX ROMANCE AND LOVE
Darwin Comes of
Male and Female
Men and Women
The Marriage Market
Darwins Marriage
The Darwin Plan for Marital Bliss
Darwins Delay
Social Status
Deception and SelfDeception
Darwins Triumph
Darwinian and Freudian Cynicism
Evolutionary Ethics
Blaming the Victim
Darwin Gets Religion

SOCIAL CEMENT
Families
Darwin and the Savages
Friends
Darwins Conscience
SOCIAL STRIFE
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Copyright

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Robert Wright is the bestselling author of Three Scientists and Their GodsThe Moral AnimalNonzero, and, most recently, The Evolution of God, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and his awards include the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism. A contributing editor for The New Republic, Wright has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Time, and Slate.com. He is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and editor in chief of the website Bloggingheads.tv. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and their two daughters.

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