The Age of Empathy by Frans de Waal audiobook

The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

By Frans de Waal
Read by Alan Sklar

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Is it really human nature to stab one another in the back in our climb up the corporate ladder? Competitive, selfish behavior is often explained away as instinctive, thanks to evolution and "survival of the fittest," but, in fact, humans are equally hard-wired for empathy. Using research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience, Frans de Waal brilliantly argues that humans are group animals—highly cooperative, sensitive to injustice, and mostly peace-loving—just like other primates, elephants, and dolphins. This revelation has profound implications for everything from politics to office culture.

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Is it really human nature to stab one another in the back in our climb up the corporate ladder? Competitive, selfish behavior is often explained away as instinctive, thanks to evolution and "survival of the fittest," but, in fact, humans are equally hard-wired for empathy. Using research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience, Frans de Waal brilliantly argues that humans are group animals—highly cooperative, sensitive to injustice, and mostly peace-loving—just like other primates, elephants, and dolphins. This revelation has profound implications for everything from politics to office culture.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Alan Sklar delivers an in-depth narration of fascinating stories about the ability of mammals to show sincere empathy. AudioFile
“Dr. de Waal has gathered ample evidence that our ability to identify with another’s distress—a catalyst for compassion and charity—has deep roots in the origin of our species. It is a view independently reinforced by recent biomedical studies showing that our brains are built to feel another’s pain.” Wall Street Journal
“Freshly topical….a corrective to the idea that all animals—human and otherwise—are selfish and unfeeling to the core.” Economist
“A psychology professor with proof positive that, like other creatures who hang out in herds, we’ve evolved to be empathetic…The Age of Empathy offers advice to cutthroat so-called realists: Listen to your inner ape.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Given the nature of business survival in a competitive world, de Waal’s clarion call that greed is out and empathy is in may be a call we should all hear.” Psychology Today
“De Waal is an excellent tour guide, refreshingly literate outside his field, deft at stitching bits of philosophy and anthropology into the narrative.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Author Bio: Frans de Waal

Author Bio: Frans de Waal

Frans de Waal, PhD, is a biologist and ethologist, world-renowned for his work on the social intelligence of primates. He has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and is the author of numerous books, including The Ape and the Sushi Master, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, Our Inner Ape, and Peacemaking among Primates, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He is a Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University and the director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English