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Boehm, Christopher
Moral origins : the evolution of virtue, altruism, and shame / Christopher Boehm
New York : Basic Books, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BJ1311 .B645 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Ethics, Evolutionary
Virtue
Altruism
Shame
Physical Description vii, 418 p. ; 25 cm
Note 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
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