The Moral Animal

by Robert Wright


The Moral Animal is a 1994 book by Robert Wright. The New York Times Book Review chose it as one of the 12 best books of 1994; it was a national bestseller and has been published in 12 languages.
The book explores many facets of our everyday life through the lens of evolutionary biology. Wright provides Darwinian explanations for human behavior and psychology, our social dynamics and structures, as well as our relationships with lovers, friends, and family.
The book borrows extensively from Charles Darwin's better-known publications, including Origin of Species, but also from his chronicles and personal writings, illustrating behavioral principles with Darwin's own biographical examples.

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Another on my list of most important and insightful books on humankind.

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