The Moral Animal
|Subject||Social evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Morality, Ethics|
|Media type||Hardcover, Paperback|
|Pages||466 pages (paperback)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-679-76399-6 (1st edition, hardcover)|
The book explores many facets of our everyday life through the lens of evolutionary biology. Wright provides Darwinian explanations for human behavior and psychology, our social dynamics and structures, as well as our relationships with lovers, friends, and family.
The book borrows extensively from Charles Darwin's better-known publications, including Origin of Species, but also from his chronicles and personal writings, illustrating behavioral principles with Darwin's own biographical examples.
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Evolutionary Ethics
- Steven Pinker
- Richard Dawkins
- John Stuart Mill
- Kin selection
- Reciprocal altruism
- The Naked Ape
- Robert Wright (1995-08-29). The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology. Vintage. ISBN 978-0-679-76399-4.
- meaningoflife.tv: Robert Wright's website.
- Robert Wright Interview with Steven Pinker
- Stevin Pinker's New York Times Book Review article on The Moral Animal.
- Booknotes interview with Wright on Moral Animal, January 8, 1995.
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