The Age Of Empathy: Nature's Lessons For A Kinder Society

September 21, 2010|
The Age Of Empathy: Nature's Lessons For A Kinder Society by Frans De Waal
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An engrossing, lucid exploration of the origins of human morality that challenges our most basic assumptions, from the world’s leading primatologist

Is it really human nature to stab one another in the back in our climb up the corporate ladder? Competitive, selfish behaviour is often explained away as instinctive, thanks to evolution and “survival of the fittest,” but in fact humans are equally hard-wired for empathy. Using research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, animal behaviour, and neuroscience, de Waal brilliantly argues that humans are group animals — highly cooperative, sensitive to injustice, and mostly peace-loving — just like other primates, elephants, and dolphins. This revelation has profound implications for everything from politics to office culture.
Frans de Waal is a world-renowned primatologist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, he has written eight books and his work has been translated into fourteen languages. In 2007, Time magazine called him one of the 100 World’s Most Influential People.
Title:The Age Of Empathy: Nature's Lessons For A Kinder SocietyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.18 X 0.82 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.18 X 0.82 inPublished:September 21, 2010Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771027389

ISBN - 13:9780771027383

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