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In its time it was better than it is now, but I recommend getting a more recently written book instead.
Anyway, Ridley basically is saying that we should use some aspects of our innate nature to control other aspects and get to the good society.
Albeit a bit more academic and not as coversational, Posner's book serves as a good paralell read to Ridley's.
Very interesting book. Highlights many "high level" relations in nature that are not normally addressed. Presented in a clear manner.Published 1 month ago by JH
In this book, Ridley, a zoologist by training but with an omnivorous mentality, explores the question of why virtue (as we define it) is an essential and evolved part of human... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. Edward Fenstermacher
I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in human morality or the general human condition. Fabulous read.Published 2 months ago by A. Trani
Very good summary of some of the new understandings of human evolutionary development resulting from primatological research. Read morePublished 19 months ago by B Leyden
First, I defer and refer to the excellent review penned by "Cebes." I do offer the following additional thoughts though. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Brad M. Purdy
A lot of what is in here reminded me of Dawkins "The Selfish Gene" Ridley weaves together our understanding of evolution and it's effect on behavior through selection in an... Read morePublished 21 months ago by cbligerman
a very enjoyable reading. a lot of human behaviors and phenomena of societies explained with evolution and genetics. Read morePublished 21 months ago by bor
The first 3/4 of this book are really excellent and engaging. The last 1/4 is another case of an expert launching himself into outer philosophy space. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. S. Judd
I nearly gave up on this book at a little over the half way point. While he explores a number of interesting angles in the first half, it seems that all of them end up being blind... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Merna Moose