The Origins of Virtue: The Evolution of Altruism

By: Matt Ridley

$24.95
 
 
ISBN
9780140244045
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
304
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

Out of Print

Description
Information
'A brilliant, lucid insight into the profound implications of modern biological thinking . . . With this book Matt Ridley establishes himself as one of the finest of contemporary science writers' – Bryan Appleyard

'Are we driven by a profoundly selfish, determinist impulse? OR is there an escape clause that enables us to be genuinely unselfish and good? . . . In an era in which biological science is challenging traditional ethics, he has raised the debate to a new level of seriousness and importance . . . a fine and intelligent writer' – John Cornwell in the Sunday Times

'Enthralling and provocative – up with the very best products of this golden age of accessible science writing . . . A fascinating and illuminating argument' – Penelope Lively in the Daily Telegraph

'Matt Ridley's splendid book studies co-operation (and conflict) from the genes themselves to modern technological societies . . . 'Our minds have been built by selfishness, but they have been built to be social, trustworthy and co-operative. That is the paradox this book has tried to explain.' It has done it brilliantly' – A.S. Byatt in the Express on Sunday
ISBN:
9780140244045
Publication Date:
10 / 12 / 1997
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

You might also like



Accepted Payments

Need help? Call us on (07) 3291 7444