Good Natured is a book by primatologist Frans de Waal on animal behavior and the evolution of ethics. Contents. 1 Publishing history; 2 Notes; 3 References. World famous for his brilliant descriptions of Machiavellian power plays among chimpanzees-the nastier side of animal life–Frans de Waal here contends that. Good Natured. Frans de Waal, Author, F. B. M. De Waal, Author, Waal De, Author Harvard University Press $ (p) ISBN
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To be honest I don’t remember a whole goof about this book but I did enjoy it. As his work makes clear, a morality grounded in biology leads to an entirely different conception of what it means to he human–and humane. It works naturfd a rudimentary insurance policy spreading risk among pairs of individuals.
He is more or less ideally placed to answer that question, after years of perceptive research on captive chimpanzees, bonobos and monkeys… As de Waal fans will already know, chimpanzees and other primates come alive as individuals under his expert gaze… Sympathy, attachment, social norms, punishment, a sense of justice, reciprocation, peacemaking and community concern—all are writ large in chimpanzee society.
Take away our modern moral codes and laws and the beast quickly emerges. Harvard University Press- Philosophy – pages. A brilliant look into the alternatives to Social Darwinism. At its most advanced levels, sympathy takes the form of empathy – an actual understanding of how another individual in a different wasl might feel, think, and act.
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SnyderShane J. Another book tempered that view for me: Sep 28, Prof J is currently reading it Shelves: Shweder, The Los Angeles Times.
AlexanderRobert Frank, James Q. Orenda rated it really liked it Feb 13, How then could survival of the fittest lead to empathy? Bloodyspud rated it really liked it Sep wxal, It really changed my way of looking at the world. Quite technical and philosophical, he draws on multiple case studies and tried to look into a range of taxa.
As his work makes clear, a morality grounded in biology leads to an entirely different conception of what it means to he human–and humane.
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Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals
Dec 12, Jeroen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: From one perspective, it is an explanation of how human morality could be explained by evolutionary forces that would favor the reproduction of organisms who exhibited rudimentary moral behavior. Did her annoyance perhaps amuse him while it sent him scurrying away?
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Is there hope for a better human world in the models of more primitive ones? To observe a dog’s guilty look. For instance, bats, which die if they don’t eat for wzal than goodd days, will share meals with non-related bats who were unsuccessful getting food on a particular night – provided that the recipients reciprocate in the wal when the tables are turned.
There is a secular version of this view My follow up to Moral Minds. The enclosure had a small pond with a tree at its edge just the right height for the monkeys to jump into the pond from. He’s certainly not over-excitable he’s a trifle under-excited for me and you can trust him. With stories that could only be gleaned from a lifetime observing apes and monkeys, he traces the origins of human morality waaal into the animal world. De Waal takes neither the position that non-human animals lack any sense of morality nor that they possess the abstract moral reasoning of which some humans are capable.
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But seeing the offending monkey run for cover as quickly as he did amused me. It presents a lucid, straightforward account of how our moral faculties may have evolved from our pre-human ancestors. Oct 18, Kate marked it as to-read.
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Must an animal be human Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. World famous for his brilliant descriptions of Machiavellian power plays among chimpanzees-the nastier side of animal life–Frans de Waal here contends that animals have a nice side as well. There is a secular version of this view as well, which holds that humans are beasts at heart whose basest instincts are held in check by a mere veneer of civilization. About Frans de Waal. Retrieved from ” https: Very informative and enlightening focusing in ethics and morality.
Elements like these have served an evolutionary purpose by promoting group cohesion, stability, and success. Brilliant masterpiece on the origins of morality. The view advanced in this book is that our system of morals actually draws on deep-seated social instincts developed over millions of years of evolution culminating in the primates, and specifically us. Handbook of Positive Psychology C.