Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior

Harvard University Press (1998)
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The authors demonstrate that unselfish behavior is in fact an important feature of both biological and human nature. Their book provides a panoramic view of altruism throughout the animal kingdom--from self-sacrificing parasites to the human capacity for selflessness--even as it explains the evolutionary sense of such behavior.

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Elliott Sober
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