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The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Viking Pr
Publication date March 1, 1997
Pages 295
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780670874491
ISBN-10 0670874493
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.95
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Examining the unique system of favors and obligations in trade, religion, and warfare, the author of The Red Queen suggests that human nature is indeed selfish, but that it is selfishness that promotes cooperation and serves evolution. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Examining the unique system of favors and obligations in trade, religion, and warfare, the author of The Red Queen suggests that human nature is indeed selfish, but that it is selfishness that promotes cooperation and serves evolution.

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Hardcover
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from Viking Pr (March 1, 1997)
9780670874491 | details & prices | 295 pages | 6.00 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society
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from Penguin USA (April 1, 1998)
9780140264456 | details & prices | 295 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society

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