Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2022

352 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197600122

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A Better Ape

The Evolution of the Moral Mind and How it Made us Human

Victor Kumar and Richmond Campbell

  • First book to explain human morality using a thoroughgoing gene-cultural approach
  • Argues that humans would not exist but for the evolution of morality
  • Offers a new theory about human evolution: co-evolution between complex sociality, intelligence, and morality
  • Explains the moral differences between humans and chimpanzees, and investigates the evolution of moral progress and moral regress over the last few centuries
  • Analyzes how moral minds evolved during the birth of our genus, species, and modernity
  • Suggests pathways to address social injustices, including global inequality and climate injustice