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The Origins of Virtue

Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation

Matt Ridley

If, as Darwin suggests, evolution relentlessly encourages the survival of the fittest, why are humans compelled to live in cooperative, complex societies? In this fascinating examination of the roots of human trust and virtue, a zoologist and former American editor of the Economist reveals the results of recent studies that suggest that self-intere...
Publish Date
1998
March 31
First Published in 1997
Goodreads rating
4.02
ISBN
9780140264456
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
Mar 21, 2015
@leonjohnstone And everything by @mattwridley is worth reading - Genome, Red Queen, Origin of Virtue, etc.      source
I think three or four of my top 20 books of all time are all this author's.      source