The Origins of Virtue

The Origins of Virtue

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 200g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13 b&w line drawings
  • 0140244042
  • 9780140244045
  • 103,725

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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