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Author Pfaff, Donald W., 1939-
Title The neuroscience of fair play : why we (usually) follow the Golden rule / Donald W. Pfaff.
Imprint New York : Dana Press, [2007]

Author Pfaff, Donald W., 1939-
Subject Neuropsychology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Ethics -- Physiological aspects.
Golden rule.
Neuropsychology -- methods.
Social Behavior.
Alt Name Wilson, Edward O.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 234 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and index.
Contents Subway story -- The golden rule -- Being afraid -- Memory of fear -- Losing oneself -- Sex and parental love -- Sociability -- The urge to harm -- Murder and other mayhem -- Balancing act -- Temperament in the making -- A new paradigm.
Summary "Many scholars, using anthropology, psychology, and evolution, argue that our ethical and moral life evolved from nature. Distinguished neuroscientist Donald W. Pfaff, Ph. D., takes that proposition a critical step further, right to the basics: brain signals." "In this first book to describe how ethics maybe a hardwired function of the human brain, Pfaff explains how specific brain circuits cause us to consider an action toward another as if it were happening to us, prompting us to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Pfaff presents a rock-solid hypothesis of why humans across time and geography have such similar notions of good and bad, right and wrong."--Jacket.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781932594324 (electronic bk.)
1932594329 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 760196976
Additional Format Print version: Pfaff, Donald W., 1939- Neuroscience of fair play. New York : Dana Press, ©2007 9781932594270 (DLC) 2007024380 (OCoLC)144598146

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