Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Frans de Waal - Do Animals Have Morals?

Frans de Waal is one of the foremost researchers in primate emotions, especially prosocial behaviors. He is the author of several books, including Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (2006), The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society (2010), and The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates (2014).

In this TED Talk he discusses the morality of animals.

Do Animals Have Morals?

by NPR/TED Staff
September 05, 2014
Frans de Waal explains his work regarding morality and animals.

About Frans de Waal's TED Talk

Empathy, cooperation and fairness seem like distinctly human traits. But biologist Frans de Waal explains why other animals might share those same qualities.

About Frans de Waal

Dr. Frans de Waal is a biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics, compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimps to that of human politicians. He is a professor of psychology at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center.

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