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The Origins of Virtue

by Matt Ridley

The Origins of Virtue Synopsis

Why are people nice to each other? What are the reasons for altrusim? Matt Ridley explains how the human mind has evolved a special instinct for social exchange, offering a lucid and persuasive argument about the paradox of human benevolence.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140244045
Publication date: 30th October 1997
Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Neurosciences, Society & culture: general, Psychological theory & schools of thought,

About Matt Ridley

MATT RIDLEY is a research fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs and a Trustee of the International Centre for Life, living in Northumberland. His last book, The Red Queen, was short-listed for the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for science books and the Writers' Guild Award for non-fiction.

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