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Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

Nathan H. Lents

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178327
eISBN:
9780231541756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Animals fall in love, establish rules for fair play, exchange valued goods and services, hold “funerals” for fallen comrades, deploy sex as a weapon, and communicate with one another using rich ... More


Introduction: Emotions, Drives, and the Brain

Nathan H. Lents

in Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178327
eISBN:
9780231541756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Human and animal behavior is the product of genetically programmed and environmentally shaped instincts, which have been honed by evolution over millions of years.


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