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Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice? "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. In this provocative book, renowned primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our "selfish" genes and reinforcing our habit of labeling ethical behavior as humane and the less civilized as animalistic. Seeking the origin of human morality not in evolution but in human culture, science insists that we are moral by choice, not by nature. Citing remarkable evidence based on his extensive research of primate behavior, de Waal attacks "Veneer Theory," which posits morality as a thin overlay on an otherwise nasty nature. He explains how we evolved from a long line of animals that care for the weak and build cooperation with reciprocal transactions. Drawing on Darwin, recent scientific advances, and his extensive research of primate behavior, de Waal demonstrates a strong continuity between human and animal behavior. He probes issues such as anthropomorphism and human responsibilities toward animals. His compelling account of how human morality evolved out of mammalian society will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered about the origins and reach of human goodness. Based on the Tanner Lectures de Waal delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values in 2004, Primates and Philosophers includes responses by the philosophers Peter Singer, Christine M. Korsgaard, and Philip Kitcher and the science writer Robert Wright. They press de Waal to clarify the differences between humans and other animals, yielding a lively debate that will fascinate all those who wonder about the origins and reach of human goodness.
By Frans De Waal, Stephen Macedo (editor) and Josiah Ober (editor)

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9780691169163 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $17.95 | also contains Primates & Philosophers: How Morality Evolved
9780691141299 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 12, 2009, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice?

Miscellaneous:

9781400830336 | Princeton Univ Pr, June 22, 2009, cover price $14.95 | also contains Primates & Philosophers: How Morality Evolved

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Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice? "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. In this provocative book, renowned primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our "selfish" genes and reinforcing our habit of labeling ethical behavior as humane and the less civilized as animalistic. Seeking the origin of human morality not in evolution but in human culture, science insists that we are moral by choice, not by nature. Citing remarkable evidence based on his extensive research of primate behavior, de Waal attacks "Veneer Theory," which posits morality as a thin overlay on an otherwise nasty nature. He explains how we evolved from a long line of animals that care for the weak and build cooperation with reciprocal transactions. Drawing on Darwin, recent scientific advances, and his extensive research of primate behavior, de Waal demonstrates a strong continuity between human and animal behavior. He probes issues such as anthropomorphism and human responsibilities toward animals. His compelling account of how human morality evolved out of mammalian society will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered about the origins and reach of human goodness. Based on the Tanner Lectures de Waal delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values in 2004, Primates and Philosophers includes responses by the philosophers Peter Singer, Christine M. Korsgaard, and Philip Kitcher and the science writer Robert Wright. They press de Waal to clarify the differences between humans and other animals, yielding a lively debate that will fascinate all those who wonder about the origins and reach of human goodness.
By Stephen Macedo (editor) and Josiah Ober (editor)

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9780691124476 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 5, 2006, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice?

Paperback:

9780691169163, titled "Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved" | Princeton Univ Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $17.95 | also contains Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved

Miscellaneous:

9781400830336, titled "Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved" | Princeton Univ Pr, June 22, 2009, cover price $14.95 | also contains Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved

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Product Description: Terrariums are a vibrant, unique way to inject a little greenery into any home. In Tiny World Terrariums, authors Katy and Michelle of Brooklyn’s celebrated Twig Terrariums offer step-by-step instructions for building your own, from selecting glass containers to layering soil and filtration to adding moss, succulents, and other plants...read more

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9781584799641 | 1 edition (Stewart Tabori & Chang, May 1, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Terrariums are a vibrant, unique way to inject a little greenery into any home.

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Product Description: The dots of prophecy are the various beliefs, ideas, theories, views, schools of thought, etc. ascribed to what the imagery of Revelation 12, 13 and 17 including Daniel 7 mean among Christians today. Many become weary with the variety of seemingly confusing and disjointed views and are turned off and away from a serious investigation of apocalyptic symbolism the study of which is critical and necessary to understanding the everlasting gospel in its fullness...read more

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9781462045693 | Iuniverse Inc, November 2, 2011, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: The dots of prophecy are the various beliefs, ideas, theories, views, schools of thought, etc.

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Product Description: For the true story behind Argo, read Our Man in TehranThe world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. The Americans were caught entirely by surprise, and what began as a swift and seemingly short-lived takeover evolved into a crisis that would see fifty four embassy personnel held hostage, most for 444 days...read more

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9781590514139 | Reprint edition (Other Pr Llc, January 11, 2011), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: For the true story behind Argo, read Our Man in TehranThe world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran.

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Product Description: In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright takes us back to a major historical flashpoint and unfolds a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue that brings a new understanding of the strained relationship between the Unites States and Iran. With the world once again focused on these two countries, this book is the stuff of John le Carre and Daniel Silva made real...read more

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9781441772688 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 11, 2011), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright takes us back to a major historical flashpoint and unfolds a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue that brings a new understanding of the strained relationship between the Unites States and Iran.
9781441772695 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 11, 2011), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright takes us back to a major historical flashpoint and unfolds a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue that brings a new understanding of the strained relationship between the Unites States and Iran.
9781441772671 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 11, 2011), cover price $109.00 | About this edition: In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright takes us back to a major historical flashpoint and unfolds a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue that brings a new understanding of the strained relationship between the Unites States and Iran.

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9781441772664 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 11, 2011), cover price $79.95 | About this edition: In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright takes us back to a major historical flashpoint and unfolds a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue that brings a new understanding of the strained relationship between the Unites States and Iran.

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Product Description: Penned during the transition of power from Fidel Castro to Raúl Castro, Our Place in the Sun explores the Canadian-Cuban relationship from 1959 to the present day. The essays in this volume reflect upon the past but also explore the internal issues and external forces that will continue to influence the Canada-Cuba association in the years to come...read more
By Robert Wright (editor) and Lana Wylie (editor)

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9780802099709 | Univ of Toronto Pr, September 5, 2009, cover price $81.00 | About this edition: Penned during the transition of power from Fidel Castro to Raúl Castro, Our Place in the Sun explores the Canadian-Cuban relationship from 1959 to the present day.

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9780802096661 | Univ of Toronto Pr, July 25, 2009, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Penned during the transition of power from Fidel Castro to Raúl Castro, Our Place in the Sun explores the Canadian-Cuban relationship from 1959 to the present day.

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Product Description: In this sweeping narrative, which takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved...read more

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9781400142811 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 9, 2009), cover price $99.99 | About this edition: In this sweeping narrative, which takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved.

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In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony. Nearly a decade in the making, The Evolution of God is a breathtaking re-examination of the past, and a visionary look forward.

Hardcover:

9780316734912 | 1 edition (Little Brown & Co, June 8, 2009), cover price $25.99 | About this edition: In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved.

Paperback:

9780316067447 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, May 3, 2010), cover price $18.00
9780316054874 | Hachette Book Group USA, June 8, 2009, cover price $16.00

Miscellaneous:

9780316053273 | Little Brown & Co, June 8, 2009, cover price $9.99

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9781400112814 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 9, 2009), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: In this sweeping narrative, which takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved.
9781400162819 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 9, 2009), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: In this sweeping narrative, which takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved.

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Product Description: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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9781444625646 | Shelley Pr, April 30, 2009, cover price $35.99 | About this edition: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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Product Description: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience...read more

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9781103113958 | Bibliolife, January 30, 2009, cover price $50.99 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.

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9781103113927 | Bibliolife, January 30, 2009, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.

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Product Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work...read more

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9781432664077 | Kessinger Pub Co, June 30, 2007, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Product Description: The goal of this Video Leadership Seminar is to provide lawyers and clients with essential tools for handling disability claims. The DVD is viewable on any computer or iPod (that supports video) and features 90 minutes of live video with Robert Wright of White and Williams LLP, sharing his knowledge of and experience with litigating disability claims...read more

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9781597012140 | Dvd edition (Execsense, March 31, 2007), cover price $99.95 | About this edition: The goal of this Video Leadership Seminar is to provide lawyers and clients with essential tools for handling disability claims.

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Product Description: Using fulfilled Bible prophecies to prove the meaning of the abomination of desolation, the punishment periods of Jerusalem, the two witnesses, and a time, times and half a time with astonishing results, it is demonstrated who this God is that is calling you now to follow Him, turning what is wrong into what is right...read more

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9781595941268 | Wingspan Pr, February 28, 2007, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Using fulfilled Bible prophecies to prove the meaning of the abomination of desolation, the punishment periods of Jerusalem, the two witnesses, and a time, times and half a time with astonishing results, it is demonstrated who this God is that is calling you now to follow Him, turning what is wrong into what is right.

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Product Description: This book culminates years of study and research by its writer, Robert Wright. While still a child, Robert, intrigued by discussions held by his parents and family friends as they celebrated the Sabbath hours on Friday evenings and Saturdays, developed a love for Bible prophecy and history...read more

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9780595381456 | Iuniverse Inc, January 30, 2006, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: This book culminates years of study and research by its writer, Robert Wright.

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To escape the horror of a sadistic sexual assault that had left her with an illegitimate child and a shattered life before that life could begin, Emily has been living in a cabin at Arrowhead Point beside Lake Pend d’Oreille in northern Idaho. She had exiled herself there thirty years ago at age seventeen. Harvey considers himself to be one of God’s chosen losers, as he had lost at everything he had truly wanted to win: the state high school football championship; his son; and his wife. The final blow was having been presented with an early retirement package and shown to the door. Aimless and defeated, he goes to see a piece of land he had won in a bouré game years before; the land is located at Arrowhead Point beside Lake Pend d’Oreille in northern Idaho. Emily and Harvey meet; they clash; they become attracted to each other; but there are obstacles to overcome. Harvey discovers that there are two Emilies: Ewón and Etú. Ewón is the dominant personality, a passionate artist who has a well developed phobia of males. Etú is fun loving, flirtatious, and reckless, and has a mania for males. To Harvey’s dismay, Emily is Ewón for ninety percent of the time and Etú for the remaining ten percent. Other obstacles frustrate them: Emily is a modern, educated, self-reliant, independent woman; Harvey is a traditional man; Emily is a promising artist; Harvey is a former football player and downsized oilfield man; Emily is busy painting; Harvey has nothing to do. Ultimately, Harvey awakens to the realization that the only part of Emily that he can have is Etú, the part that is not an artist, and he sets to rearranging his life to fit into a ten percent marriage. Ten Percent Marriage is the second book of The Sandpoint Trilogy by the author.

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9781599261201 | Xlibris Corp, August 31, 2005, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: To escape the horror of a sadistic sexual assault that had left her with an illegitimate child and a shattered life before that life could begin, Emily has been living in a cabin at Arrowhead Point beside Lake Pend d’Oreille in northern Idaho.

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9781599261195 | Xlibris Corp, August 31, 2005, cover price $22.99

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Product Description: (Vocal Selections). This production, set at Berlin's ritzy, opulent art-deco Grand Hotel, tells the multiple-narrative story of the criss-crossing of the lives of five guests, whose fates intertwine for a two-day period at the hotel...read more
By George Forrest (composer), Robert Wright (composer) and Maury Yeston (composer)

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9781575607610 | Revised edition (Cherry Lane Music, May 5, 2005), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: (Vocal Selections).

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Product Description: Nathaniel lives on a high mountain plateau. He has everything he wants, except a mate. Esmeralda sees a newspaper ad for a woman. Needing a place to hide, she responds. Esmeralda and Chico join Nathaniel in the mountains. The three meld into a family trinity...read more

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9781413456479 | Xlibris Corp, December 23, 2004, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Nathaniel lives on a high mountain plateau.

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9781413456462 | Xlibris Corp, December 23, 2004, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Nathaniel lives on a high mountain plateau.

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Product Description: (P/V/G Composer Collection). Lyricists, composers and adaptors Robert Wright and George Forrest created songs for 24 stage productions and a whopping 62 films, sung by dozens of performers, including Joan Crawford, Jeanette McDonald, Nelson Eddy and Howard Keel...read more
By George Forrest (composer) and Robert Wright (composer)

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9780634065255 | Scheffel Music Corp, December 1, 2004, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: (P/V/G Composer Collection).

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Product Description: A comprehensive guide to the Arkansas FOIA, including information on access to records, open meetings, enforcement, use of FOI requests in discovery. Cites and discusses all cases and hundreds of attorney general opinions. Where Arkansas law is silent, Professors Watkins and Peltz discuss relevant examples from other jurisdictions and from the federal act...read more

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9780943099255 | Univ of Arkansas Pr, January 1, 2001, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: A comprehensive guide to the Arkansas FOIA, including information on access to records, open meetings, enforcement, use of FOI requests in discovery.

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Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is 'in the cards' for humanity as the species continues to evolve. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780679442523 | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, February 1, 2000), cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is 'in the cards' for humanity as the species continues to evolve

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9780679758945 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, January 1, 2001), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is 'in the cards' for humanity as the species continues to evolve.

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Product Description: The Fluoroscopy Manual For Pain Management is the only comprehensive book available with specific guidelines for patient positioning, C-Arm positioning, and fluoroscopic techniques for interventional pain management procedures. The 170 page book includes chapters on: fluoroscopic terminology; spinal anatomy; Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical injections; and interventional special procedures...read more
By Kenneth Alo (contributor), Daniel Bennett (contributor), Tina McKay Best, Scott Brandt (contributor), Solomon Kamson (contributor), John Oakley (contributor) and Robert Wright (contributor)

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9780967817606 | Pain Management Innovations, January 1, 2000, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: The Fluoroscopy Manual For Pain Management is the only comprehensive book available with specific guidelines for patient positioning, C-Arm positioning, and fluoroscopic techniques for interventional pain management procedures.

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